Growing Burden of Hypertension in China: Causes, Challenges, and Opportunities
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in China, and an estimated 290 million individuals are affected by CVD in China (1). Hypertension is the most important risk factor of CVD (2). Good control and management of hypertension are vital to prevent CVD and related health and social consequences. Over the past several decades, China has put a significant amount of effort into the battle against hypertension. Yet, the burden of hypertension continues to increase. Here, we described the burden of hypertension and its important risk factors in China.
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