Hypertension: a silent killer and global health crisis

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Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, measuring her blood pressure.

Measure your blood pressure, reduce your risk.

This simple recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) could help millions of people get a handle on hypertension, or high blood pressure.

Hypertension is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, kidney failure and blindness, making it the focus of this year's observation of World Health Day on 7 April.

Dianne Penn reports.

Duration: 2’42″

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