Blood Pressure Stations
Heart health is a treasure, and knowing your blood pressure numbers is the treasure map. Start at your local WVU Extension office. Many of our county offices and/or other designated locations (see map below) offer a convenient place to help you monitor your blood pressure and track your progress with self-check blood pressure screenings.
No appointment necessary — just come in during normal business hours, follow the instructions to take your reading, record your numbers, pick up some heart health information and be on your way.
Check the map to find a participating a location near you.
Quick Blood Pressure Facts
- One in three adults have high blood pressure.
- High blood pressure contributes to more than 1,000 deaths per day.
- High blood pressure can lead to a variety
of problems, including stroke, vision loss, heart failure, heart attack,
kidney disease/failure and sexual dysfunction.
- Many who have high blood pressure
don’t know they have it.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, monitoring blood pressure and consulting with your health care team is a proven way to lower risk of disability or death from high blood pressure or hypertension.
To learn more about ways WVU Extension uses trusted research and local experts to empower citizens to improve their health, contact Tony Michael at 304-293-6967 or contact your local WVU Extension office to find a blood pressure monitoring station near you.