The global impact of hypertension

Show simple item record Ker, James A. 2016-08-01T05:46:47Z 2016-08-01T05:46:47Z 2016-03
dc.description.abstract It is estimated that hypertension is the cause of about 50% of heart disease, stroke and heart failure (HF), 18% of deaths overall and more than 40% of deaths in people with diabetes. In addition, hypertension is a leading risk for dementia, renal failure and risk for foetal and maternal death in pregnancy. Hypertension is very common as approximately four in 19 adults older than 25 years of age have hypertension, another one in five have prehypertension and nine in 10 adults living to 80 years of age will develop hypertension. Hypertension also disproportionally impacts low-income and middle-income countries as 60% of those with hypertension are in these economically developing countries. en_ZA
dc.description.department Internal Medicine en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ker, J 2016, 'The global impact of hypertension', The Specialist Forum, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 15-17. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2218-8282
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher New Media Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © The Specialist Forum en_ZA
dc.subject Hypertension en_ZA
dc.subject Heart desease en_ZA
dc.subject Diabetes en_ZA
dc.subject Pregnancy en_ZA
dc.title The global impact of hypertension en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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