A global brief on hypertension

April 11, 2013

Source: World Health Organization

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Date of publication: April 2013

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This World Health Organization document describes why hypertension is a global public health issue, despite being both preventable and treatable. It explains how governments, health professionals, the private sector and individuals can work together to reduce hypertension and its impact.

Length of publication: 40 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

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Future cardiovascular risk: interpreting the importance of increased blood pressure during pregnancy

February 14, 2013

Source: Circulation, 2013, 127 (6), pp. 668-669

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Date of publication: February 2013

Publication type: Editorial

In a nutshell: This study found that hypertension during pregnancy, even without known risk factors, is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. The authors suggest that clinical monitoring and early intervention could be beneficial.

Length of publication: 2 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: Elevated blood pressure in pregnancy and subsequent chronic disease risk