Epidemiology of stroke and high blood pressure in Africa.

@article{Mensah2008EpidemiologyOS,
  title={Epidemiology of stroke and high blood pressure in Africa.},
  author={George A. Mensah},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2008},
  volume={94 6},
  pages={697-705}
}
Stroke and high blood pressure are major causes of death and disability worldwide. Although comprehensive stroke surveillance data for Africa are lacking, the available data show that age-standardised mortality, case fatality and prevalence of disabling stroke in Africa are similar to or higher than those measures in most high-income regions. In Africa, more than 90% of patients with haemorrhagic stroke and more than half with ischaemic stroke are found to have high blood pressure. However… CONTINUE READING

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