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World Hypertension Day is an important information event aimed at raising citizens’ awareness of the risks of arterial hypertension. Also, the purpose of this holiday is to draw attention to all kinds of preventive measures and the importance of timely diagnosis.


World Hypertension Day was established in 2005 by the World Health Organization, the World Hypertension League and the International Hypertension Society. This disease is the most common in the cardiovascular system. It is often asymptomatic in the beginning, so the patient may not be aware of its presence.

The main goal of establishing World Hypertension Day is to convey to people the most important information about prevention, diagnosis, symptoms and risk of the disease. Good information and high awareness will help reduce the number of patients, promote early detection and effective treatment. For this purpose, video conferences, video broadcasts on TV, distribution of information leaflets, volunteering, publication of important information on websites and other awareness-raising activities are organized.

Interesting Facts

Some facts you need to know.

  • Hypertension contributes to the development of a heart attack and stroke.
  • It also occurs in children and adolescents.
  • More common in people with diabetes, gout, kidney disease, obesity or alcohol abuse.
  • To detect arterial hypertension, it is necessary to regularly measure the pressure, and consult a doctor in case of the slightest violation.

When is World Hypertension Day celebrated in 2022?

World Hypertension Day is observed on May 17 each year.