Washington: Despite mortality rates decreasing and the availability of medication, there is still a gap in the death rate between patients who have high blood pressure and those who don`t.
The study found overall death rate was 42 percent higher in patients with high blood pressure than in those without it. "The mortality gap that remains despite improved treatment means that hypertensive patients need to be aggressively monitored for risk factors other than blood pressure, with efforts made to reduce the total burden of heart disease risks," Ford said. IANS
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