A man is connected to a small portable device that measures blood pressure; a physician, sitting next to the man, is monitoring the machine. Verso: WHO/177741. World Health Day. 1978- Down with high blood pressure. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a silent, secret threat to the health of people around the world. Presenting no symptoms in its early stages, hypertension often passes unnoticed. However, its complications are among the most important causes of death and incapacity in many parts of the world. Checking blood pressure with an electronic machine.
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World Health Organization; Source: Record; Research date: 20151021