Message from Dr. Dawn Scantlebury for World Hypertension Day
“Four out of ten Bajans above the age of 25 have hypertension (high blood pressure). Undiagnosed, under-treated, uncontrolled hypertension can lead to heart attacks, heart failure, strokes and kidney disease. But hypertension is silent. You can’t feel it – you have to test it to know! Are you one of the 4 in 10? Get your blood pressure checked today!”
Dr. Dawn Scantlebury MBBS, DM, FACC, FACP, FSCAI.
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Medical Director, Cardiac Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation Programme at The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados Inc.