May 17th is World Hypertension Day.

In 2017 the International Society of Hypertension launched the May Measurement Month (MMM) Global Program with blood pressure measurements, in the general population every May, in over 100 countries.
The Cardiological Society of Cyprus, in collaboration with the Cypriot Society of Pathology, organized a public awareness campaign with the slogan "Measure your blood pressure accurately, regulate it, live longer!". The campaign aimed to inform the public about the risk factors, prevention, diagnosis and proper treatment of high blood pressure.

Hypertension remains the most important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and death worldwide. It is the number one cause of cardiovascular disease in developed countries and is the strongest risk factor for stroke and one of the strongest for coronary heart disease, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and dementia. In Europe approximately 50% of deaths in men and women are attributable to cardiovascular diseases. The diagnosis is made only by measuring the pressure.
With the aim of raising public awareness of the dangers of high blood pressure, useful information will be released on both Social Media, TV and Radio during this campaign. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Medochemie supports the campaign of the Cyprus Cardiology Society and the Cyprus Society of Pathology.