Hypertension

Conteúdo atualizado em: 16/05/2022

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"To reduce mortality,  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) initiated the HEARTS in the Americas, a comprehensive CVD risk reduction initiative currently being implemented in 1380 health facilities in 22 countries". PAHO/WHO

 

Hypertension is the main risk factor for Cardiovascular diseases

"Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the Americas and high blood pressure accounts for over 50% of CVD". (PAHO/WHO)

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Hypertension and COVID-19

People with high blood pressure, especially, if older, are more likely to develop severe symptoms from COVID-19 than those without. There is also higher rate of death from coronavirus among individuals with high blood pressure. (PAHO/WHO) 

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Hypertension and prevention

"Hypertension is preventable or can be postponed by a group of preventive interventions, among which include the reduction of salt intake, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, exercise and maintaining a healthy body weight."(PAHO/WHO)

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