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      2003 World Health Organization (WHO)/International Society of Hypertension (ISH) statement on management of hypertension.

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      Journal of hypertension

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          Hypertension is estimated to cause 4.5% of current global disease burden and is as prevalent in many developing countries, as in the developed world. Blood pressure-induced cardiovascular risk rises continuously across the whole blood pressure range. Countries vary widely in capacity for management of hypertension, but worldwide the majority of diagnosed hypertensives are inadequately controlled. This statement addresses the ascertainment of overall cardiovascular risk to establish thresholds for initiation and goals of treatment, appropriate treatment strategies for non-drug and drug therapies, and cost-effectiveness of treatment.

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          Journal
          J. Hypertens.
          Journal of hypertension
          0263-6352
          0263-6352
          Nov 2003
          : 21
          : 11
          Affiliations
          [1 ] John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. judith.whitworth@anu.edu.au
          Article
          10.1097/01.hjh.0000084751.37215.d2
          14597836
          77ef4efd-25b0-438b-8765-ac462485b57f

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