The global burden of hypertension: good news and bad news.

@article{Mensah2002TheGB,
  title={The global burden of hypertension: good news and bad news.},
  author={George A. Mensah},
  journal={Cardiology clinics},
  year={2002},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={181-5, v}
}
Hypertension is a common disorder and a powerful risk factor for death and disability from heart disease and kidney failure. Worldwide, it affects an estimated 690 million persons and it is the major risk factor for stroke. The good news is that safe and effective treatments are available and in the majority of patients, hypertension can be diagnosed easily and blood pressure can be controlled. Unfortunately, most hypertensive patients have uncontrolled blood pressure. To effectively address… CONTINUE READING