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  1. The Hypertension Threat:
  2. Vision for Hypertension:
  3. High Hypertension Pressure: Present Status:
  4. Overcoming Hypertension:
  5. Complications in Change:

Hypertension is an extremely prevalent disease whose burden is most influential on the development of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Considering the ease of its prevention, hypertension should be employed as an effective route for avoiding and reducing cardiovascular disease burden in Venezuela. Yet instead, hypertension is a major contributor to Venezuela's declining health, inflicting a dangerous amount of the population and predisposing them for further cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Hypertension can be effectively detected and treated, especially with the currently available policy frameworks (such as CARMEN). Venezuela will still face difficulties though, especially with cost and adherence to treatment, when intervening to reduce the hypertension burden.

[...] Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Vol 21 Nov 2003, p. 1983-1992. ?2003 World Health Organization/ International Society of Hypertension statement on management of hypertension.? Journal of Hypertension. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Vol 21 Nov 2003, p. 1983-1992. Works Cited: 126th Session of the Executive Committee. ?Cardiovascular Disease, with emphasis on Hypertension.? Pan American Health Organization. Washington DC: 24 Apr Nov 2004. . ?2003 World Health Organization/ International Society of Hypertension statement on management of hypertension.? Journal of Hypertension. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Vol 21 [...]


[...] For example, hypertension is the most prevalent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, which are the leading causes of premature death in adults in the LAC region, especially among women 6). They are also the highest contributor to loss of income due to premature death Cardiovascular diseases are overwhelmingly dependent on risk factors and lifestyles that are subject to modification. Consequently, along with being the most important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, hypertension is also the most treatable factor(8). In the LAC region million deaths are attributable to hypertension, with 31% of all deaths specifically caused by cardiovascular disease Prevention of hypertension would lead to major health gains. [...]

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