Hypertension: A global perspective

Karen Sliwa, Simon Stewart, Bernard J. Gersh

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In summary, there is ample evidence to suggest that the burden of hypertension is already having a profound effect on the health of populations in low- to middle-income countries.12 The phenomenon of epidemiological transition has certainly contributed to the rise of CVD and will, no doubt, cause a sustained epidemic of noncommunicable forms of CVD for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, in resource-poor countries, there is often limited scope to respond to this growing problem. It is encouraging to see that the World Health Organization has developed an action plan that advocates key strategies for limiting the impact on noncommunicable diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2892-2896
Number of pages5
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


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