About 40.8 per cent of UAE nationals in the age group of 35-70 years suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure, according to a recent survey conducted by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
Hypertension is the leading cause of
High blood pressure is known as the silent killer and it poses among the greatest health risks because most people remain unaware that they have this condition until it is too late, said an expert.
Dr Mark Pecker, an international
If teens could reduce their daily salt consumption by 3,000 milligrams, they would cut their risk for heart disease and stroke significantly in adulthood, researchers said.
Based on results of a computer modeling analysis, researchers proj
Seventy per cent of female heart attack victims in the region suffer from hypertension, compared to 43 per cent of male patients, according to a regional study.
The findings come from a drill-down of research looking at the death-rate of 8
More than a quarter of people in Bahrain and the Gulf suffer from hypertension and the number is rising fast. One-third of the world's population will suffer from the condition by 2030, experts said.
The figures were released at the Fi
Middle East experts are set to discuss the comprehensive picture of risks posed by cardiovascular diseases at an event next month.
“A New Era for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction” conference, organised by Harvard Medical School, will take pla
A major conference in Dubai, organised by Harvard Medical School, is set to provide one of the most comprehensive pictures yet of the global risks posed by cardiovascular illness, and the new measures required to reduce its impact.
A large study in China suggests heavy alcohol consumption may increase the risk of stroke in men.
The researchers recommend heavy drinkers be targeted for prevention strategies.
Published in the latest issue of the Annals of Neurol