Record number :
2581846
Title of article :
HYPERTENSION: IGNORANCE IS NOT A BLESSING
Author/Authors :
Usman, Muhammad Gomal Medical College - Department of Medicine, Pakistan
From page :
1
Abstract :
National Health Survey of Pakistan (NHSP) 1990-94 reported that 17.9% of adults had hyper- tension and only 3% of these were controlled.1 Hy- pertension, also called silent killer, is a well estab- lished risk factor for coronary artery disease. Its in- creasing prevalence is therefore of great concern. In the year 2001 hypertension was the most common primary diagnosis made by the office based physi- cians in USA2 and it has been estimated to cause 4.5% of the current global disease burden,3 affect- ing approximately a billion individuals worldwide.4 Furthermore the worldwide figures for adults with hypertension are predicted to rise by about 60% by the year 2025.
Journal title :
GOMAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
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