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Free blood-pressure checks for sufferers

Update: May, 11/2013 - 09:50

HA NOI (VNS)— Doctors and professors at the National Heart Institute in Ha Noi's Bach Mai Hospital will offer free medical check-ups and health-care advice to patients suffering from high blood pressure on Sunday.

A recent survey by the institute in eight provinces and cities indicates that 25 per cent of the population aged above 25 have high blood pressure.

Notably, 52 per cent of people are not aware of their disease.

The activity is to mark World Hypertension Day on May 17.-VNS

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