n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa : a massive and increasing health disaster awaiting solution : editorial

Volume 26, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



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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