Hypertension in women

Chapter

Abstract

  • Cardiovascular disease remains the most common cause of death in women worldwide, with hypertension being the most common modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease in both sexes. Further, obesity plays a critical role in the development and management of hypertension with a disproportionate effect on minority women. Overall, gender specific differences in the pathogenesis and response to treatment of hypertension exist, and must be taken into consideration.
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9783319711348
  • Pubmed Id

  • 11897547
  • Start Page

  • 35
  • End Page

  • 47