Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Primary hypertension - disease analysis and treatment evaluation
Authors: Cutajar, Anthony
Keywords: Essential hypertension
Hypertension -- Malta -- Case studies
Hypertension -- Treatment
Blood pressure -- Regulation
Antihypertensive agents
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of Pharmacy
Citation: Cutajar, A. (1992). Primary hypertension - disease analysis and treatment evaluation. In A. Serracino-Inglott (Ed.), Pharmacy Final Year Students 1992 Project Abstracts, Vol. 2, (pp. 362-369). University of Malta. Department of Pharmacy.
Abstract: To get some perspective of what high blood pressure is and what it means, it is important to look at the causes of death in this nation. Over 67% of the deaths are due to diseases of the cardiovascular system. By far the majority of the cardiovascular diseases that cause these deaths are heart attacks and strokes (WHO, 1990). Therefore this is a disease possessing all of the dimensions of an epidemic. The primary task in preventing this epidemic is to identify those individuals who carry risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease. One major risk factor is high blood pressure. If treated adequately and continuously, it is the one risk factor against which one can demonstrate significant protection from heart failure and stroke.
Appears in Collections:Pharmacy final year students 1992 project abstracts : volume two

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Primary_hypertension_disease_analysis_and_treatment_evaluation_1992.pdf273.2 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.