Hypertension: An Important Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease Hypertension is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease the leading cause of mordidity and mortality. According to the 2006 Ontario Survey for the Prevalence and Control of Hypertension there is a 4 % prevalence and 2.7% prevalence of hypertension among 20 – 39 year old male and female Canadians respectively. In the 40 – 59 year olds it is 24.7% respectively for men and women. In the 60 – 79 year old category the reported prevalence of hypertension was 61.1% for men and 43.5% for women. Most of the diagnosed high blood pressure conditions are classified as essential hypertension with no known cause identified. The purpose of this paper is to describe the current...The end:
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