Spotlight on: High blood pressure

At least 1.8 million Swedes have high blood pressure, so-called hypertension. But even though blood pressure medication is considered one of the most important life-saving treatments, many people go around with high blood pressure without knowing it. The only way to find out your blood pressure is by getting it measured. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet work closely with the health service to improve both prevention and treatment of hypertension.

Photo: Jens Magnusson.
An illustrated image depicting a heart. Photo: Jens Magnusson.

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