Slovaks with high blood pressure ignore treatment, experts say

Prevention also neglected in Slovakia.

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The mortality of patients with cardiovascular diseases in Slovakia remains high.

Experts said that the reason behind this is that many Slovaks do not recognise prevention and do not follow the rules of treatment.

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“There are about two million hypertonics, half of them receiving treatment and half not,” said Ivana Šoóšová, senior doctor of the National Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases (NÚSCH) Bratislava, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Only one-third of hypertonics have their blood pressure under control, she added.

Experts called high blood pressure a silent killer. For many years, there are no symptoms, it does not hurt, cannot be seen.

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