n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa : a massive and increasing health disaster awaiting solution : editorial
|Article Title||Hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa : a massive and increasing health disaster awaiting solution : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Calgary, Canada, 2 University of Douala, Cameroon, 3 Free Brussels University, Belgium, 4 International Forum for Hypertension Control and Prevention in Africa, 5 Cameroon Heart Foundation and 6 Cameroon Heart Institute|
|Publication Date||Jul 2015|
|Pages||152 - 154|
Increased blood pressure is the leading risk for death globally. While this is also true in sub-Saharan Africa, there are many hypertension issues that are unique to the region. A prime and important example is that in most countries in the region, population blood pressure is increasing, while in most countries in the rest of the globe, population blood pressure is decreasing.
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