Hypertension guidelines in the UK: a time for change

Br J Cardiol 2006;13:233-7 Leave a comment
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Hypertension is very common and is easily detectable. It is estimated that up to 40% of adults have raised blood pressure (BP) and, clearly, the proportion increases with age. The World Health Organization (WHO) identified high BP as the most important preventable cause of premature morbidity and mortality world-wide, ahead of smoking and elevated cholesterol.

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