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Ambulance service targets high blood pressure

PUBLISHED: 13:22 22 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:51 25 August 2010

MORE than 2,000 Londoners had their blood pressure taken at various venues across the capital.

MORE than 2,000 Londoners had their blood pressure taken at various venues across the capital.

The London Ambulance Service (LAS) staff carried out the checks last Saturday to raise awareness of undiagnosed high blood pressure which is the biggest risk factor for strokes.

In Greenwich, 80 people participated in the health check and 13 of those were advised to make an appointment with their GP in the following seven days.

One patient was advised to make an urgent GP visit. In neighbouring Bexley, 27 patients out of 93 were advised to make a GP appointment within the next seven days and two were advised to visit their GP urgently.

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