High Blood Pressure is the Silent Killer.
About 72 million Americans and 1 in 3 adults have it, and many don’t even know they have it.
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During the month of April, 2013, blood pressure checks were held at many locations in Sioux Falls as part of The Big Squeeze.
View the complete results of The Big Squeeze
In 2013 a survey of 7,944 participants in Sioux Falls found that 18% had a high blood pressure reading.
What is The Big Squeeze?
The mission of The Big Squeeze is to increase awareness of hypertension (high blood pressure) and the need for screenings throughout the Sioux Falls community.
By participating in a screening during the month of April, area residents have the opportunity to determine whether their blood pressure is in a normal range and, if it is not, to then take action and see their healthcare provider.
The project also seeks to work with healthcare providers to ensure that patients receive education and tools to manage blood pressure when it is above the normal range.
Right: View Our Train-the-Trainer Session on the Importance of Taking a Proper Blood Pressure