Cardiovascular Disease - Hypertension

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Hypertension is a major independent risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, chronic kidney disease and heart failure, thus efforts to prevent high blood pressure have the potential to significantly impact the development of these diseases (1,2). Treatment is considered in association with these co-morbidities and often includes health/lifestyle modification/behaviour management related to smoking, diet, physical activity and alcohol intake (1-4). The clinically significant amount
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Last Updated: 2023-02-10