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Managing hypertension: measurement and prevention

VOL: 98, ISSUE: 38, PAGE NO: 38Rose Hurst, MSc, BSc, DipSystPrac, DipHE, C&G NVQ Assessor, SRN, is cardiac nurse specialist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and Mid Sussex Primary Care TrustIn the UK, 14% of deaths from coronary heart disease in men and 12% of deaths from CHD in women are related to raised blood pressure (National Heart Forum, 2002). Yet most people are unaware that they have a problem until they have a coronary event such as a stroke.

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