140 Leitrim people avail of free blood pressure checks

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New figures from Irish Heart’s Mobile Health Unit service show that a total of 140 individuals from Leitrim have availed of its free blood pressure tests in its first full year of operation. This figure consists of 54 men and 86 women who attended the unit — which is supported by Bank of Ireland and Medtronic — when it visited the county.

Officially marking its first anniversary, Irish Heart is taking the opportunity to appeal to guys, in particular, to get checked for high blood pressure. The plea follows findings from a national|a sample survey of attendees which showed a greater incidence of high blood pressure the silent risk factor for stroke and heart attack.

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