A woman sitting at a desk is checking the blood pressure of a man sitting next to her. Verso: WHO/17316. 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. Blood pressure being taken of a suspected case of hypertension.
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World Health Organization; Source: Record; Research date: 20151021