Mortality patterns in hypertension.

  title={Mortality patterns in hypertension.},
  author={Hisatomi Arima and Federica Barzi and J. W. T. Chalmers},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  volume={29 Suppl 1},
Raised blood pressure (BP) is responsible for 7.6 million deaths per annum worldwide (13.5% of the total), more than any other risk factors. Around 54% of stroke and 47% of coronary heart disease are attributable to high BP. Over 80% of this burden occurs in low and middle income countries (LMIC). BP and cardiovascular mortality are rising rapidly in LMIC. Although age-specific BP and cardiovascular mortality are falling in developed nations, the overall number of cardiovascular death continues… CONTINUE READING
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