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Harrison offers free BP screening at new Heart Check Center - 10/15/2008

About 72 million American adults-one in three-have life-threatening high blood pressure. Many don’t even know it.

Harrison Medical Center’s new blood pressure screening center at Silverdale’s Kitsap Mall features automated, self-calibrating blood pressure and pulse-rate monitors. Located near the mall’s food court, the Heart Check Center is convenient (no appointment necessary), equipped with the latest technology, and takes less than two minutes to complete a blood pressure reading.

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can take a life-threatening toll on blood vessels, heart, and brain for years without causing any symptoms. That’s why it’s often called the “silent killer.” High blood pressure also increases the risks of cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney disease, and blindness.

Harrison’s Heart Check Center is a free community resource designed to serve as a valuable detection and monitoring tool. If the machine indicates high blood pressure-hypertension-that’s a cue to visit a physician promptly. The center also provides wallet-size cards to track blood pressure readings and other health information to help keep blood pressure under control.

More than 7,500 tests have been performed at the Heart Check Center during its first 60 days of operation.

For more information about blood pressure and how it can affect your overall health, visit harrisonmedical.org/bloodpressure.

Kitsap Mall is located at 10315 Silverdale Way in Silverdale.