Blood pressure and heart health clinics

UVic staff and students over the age of 40 are invited to Take the Pressure Down at free on-campus blood pressure monitoring and heart health education clinics on Apr. 16 and Apr. 30. Drop in between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the University Centre lobby for enhanced blood pressure monitoring, education about personal risk factors and information about how to prevent serious health problems including cardiovascular disease, stroke and kidney disease.

The clinics will be staffed by trained volunteers who will measure blood pressure using a portable automated device. Participants will receive a personal blood pressure record that can be shared with a family doctor, plus educational materials and information about community resources.

Take the Pressure Down is a joint program of the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Beacon Community Services. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects approximately 22 per cent of Canadian adults.

For more information, phone 250-217-8585 or email

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