n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Cardio news

Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF SOUTH AFRICA Vol 14, No. 2, March/April 2003 107 Aspirin - cost effective measure to reduce heart attack and stroke Worldwide, high blood pressure is esti-mated to cause 7.1 million deaths, about 13% of the global fatality total. Across WHO regions, research indi-cates that about 62% of strokes and 49% of heart attacks are caused by high blood pressure. High cholesterol is estimated to cause about 4.4 million deaths (7.9% of total) and a loss of 40.4 mil-lion DALYs (2.8% of total), although its effects often overlap with high blood pressure. This amounts to 18% of strokes ..

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