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Blood Pressure Awareness and Monitoring

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure), kills approximately 1,300 Americans per day and is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
  • Hypertension is known as the “silent killer” because most of the time hypertension has no symptoms; many Montanans unknowingly have hypertension and might need prescribed medication.
  • Keep your blood pressure controlled. Know and monitor your blood pressure numbers, and take key steps to protect your health.

October is Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month

  • Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) usually results from an electrical disturbance in the heart and is a medical emergency.
  • Communities can come together and improve survival rates from SCA with help from the Cardiac Ready Communities Program at DPHHS.
  • Individuals need to know what to do in a SCA. Learn CPR and how to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).

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