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Primary prevention of CVD: treating hypertension

By Joseph Cheriyan, Kevin M O'Shaughnessy and Morris J Brown

Abstract

Hypertension (persistent diastolic blood pressure of 90 mm Hg or greater and systolic blood pressure 140 mm Hg or greater) affects 20% of the world's adult population, and increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, end-stage renal disease, and retinopathy. Risk factors for hypertension include age, sex, race/ethnicity, genetic predisposition, diet, physical inactivity, obesity, and psychological and social characteristics

Topics: Cardiovascular Disorders
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2907625
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