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'High Street Heart Checks' to detect hypertension and atrial fibrillation

02-Sep-2019

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Pharmacies in UK will offer “high street heart checks” from 1st October 2019.

NHS plans to prevent up to 150,000 heart attacks and strokes in the next 10 years using this method.

This early detection service can identify people with undiagnosed, high-risk conditions.

Selected community pharmacies will offer BP monitoring, cholesterol tests and ECG testing.

Aims to identify and treat people with high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation.

Has been trialled over a 12-month period and 1,400 patients were reviewed across 92 practices.

Successfully prevented an estimated 45 strokes a year and freed up some clinical time for GPs.

I’ve been thinking of running longevity cafes which would help people monitor more than just BP

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UK National Health Service, publicly funded healthcare system in England

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National Medical Director of NHS England and Professor of Renal Medicine.