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Detecting Undiagnosed High Blood Pressure and Atrial Fibrillation.
High blood pressure may indicate a greater risk of stroke, kidney failure, heart attack and poor circulation. The role of Pharmacists in Ireland in potentially preventing strokes by detecting undiagnosed high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation cannot be over stated.
More than half of people in Ireland over the age of 50 have High Blood Pressure.
Atrial Fibrillation is an irregular heart beat, detectable through screening, which causes one in five of all strokes.
Atrial Fibrillation effects 1–2 per cent of the general population, and its prevalence is estimated to at least double in the next 50 years in an aging population.
Ischaemic strokes in association with Atrial fibrillation are often fatal.
Patients who survive an Ischaemic stroke are left more disabled by their stroke than patients with other causes of stroke.
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