Blood pressure control after a stroke: A continuing challenge!

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Abstract

The burden of stroke and cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to rise across the world [1–3]. The Global Burden of Disease study reports that by 2010, high blood pressure had become the leading risk factor globally for both deaths and disability (disabilityadjusted life years), and that ischaemic heart disease and stroke were first and second, respectively, among causes of death across the world [1–3]. Between them, ischaemic heart disease and stroke accounted for 12.9 million deaths, or one in four deaths worldwide, and the majority of these deaths were attributable to high blood pressure
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2022-2024
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hypertension
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cardiovascular disease
  • high blood pressure
  • ischaemic heart disease

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