Cardiovascular disease and hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa: burden, risk and interventions

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Cappuccio, Francesco Paolo ; Miller, Michelle Avril (2016)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Journal: Internal and Emergency Medicine, volume 11, pages 299-305 (issn: 1828-0447, eissn: 1970-9366)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s11739-016-1423-9, pmc: PMC4820479
  • Subject: Cardiovascular disease | Drug therapy | Emergency Medicine | Internal Medicine | Im - Review | Hypertension | Sub-Saharan Africa | Salt reduction

Cardiovascular disease, including stroke, heart failure and kidney disease, have been common in sub-Saharan Africa for many years and rapid urbanization is causing an upsurge of ischaemic heart disease and metabolic disorders. At least two thirds of cardiovascular death... View more
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