19/04/2018

High blood pressure is a silent and potentially deadly condition that significantly increases a person’s chance of a heart attack or stroke.  

It is estimated that there are 163,000 people in Merseyside with undiagnosed high blood pressure. On 14th April the Stroke Association’s ‘Know Your Blood Pressure’ campaign to raise awareness of the effects of high blood pressure (particularly the increased risk of stroke) took place. To mark the occasion and to increase awareness of the campaign within the region, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service’s (MFRS) Chief Fire Officer, Dan Stephens, had his blood pressure measured by a trained...