Egyptians score high on blood pressure

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:360
  1. M Gulens

    Early results from the Egyptian national hypertension project show that about a third of the population in urban areas has high blood pressure. “Egypt suffers from one of the highest prevalences of hypertension in the world,” said Dr Mohsen Ibrahim, professor of cardiology at Cairo University. “Unless serious measures are taken to control this disease we will be facing a serious cardiovascular epidemic in the coming two decades.”

    The national hypertension project, undertaken in conjunction with the American Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute and Johns. Hopkins University, is the first study of its kind in a developing country. From November 1991 to April 1993 the …

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