Free blood pressure tests in North Devon

FREE blood pressure tests are being carried out for anyone who wants them this Saturday (April 17) in Barnstaple and South Molton. South Western Ambulance Service is running the Know Your Blood Pressure events across the region as part of its campaign to

FREE blood pressure tests are being carried out for anyone who wants them this Saturday (April 17) in Barnstaple and South Molton.

South Western Ambulance Service is running the Know Your Blood Pressure events across the region as part of its campaign to prevent strokes.

In Barnstaple, the service will be available outside Tesco in Rose Lane from 9am until 5pm, while the South Molton event will be set up in the town Pannier Market from 9.30am-1pm.

Ambulance clinicians will also be checking everyone's pulse to screen for atrial fibrillation, an abnormal irregular heart rhythm that may significantly increase the risk of experiencing a stroke. People will also be offered the opportunity to learn how to use the Face, Arm, Speech (FAST) test, a simple examination that will help anyone recognise to the symptoms of a stroke


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