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Vol 11, No 5 (2007)
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Published online: 2007-10-03
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Prevalence of arterial hypertension in Poland - impact of gender

Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz, Aneta Pośnik-Urbańska, Piotr Jankowski
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2007;11(5):377-383.

open access

Vol 11, No 5 (2007)
Artykuły redakcyjne
Published online: 2007-10-03

Abstract

Hypertension is the one of most common chronic diseases in Poland. The results of large observational studies univocally indicate to hypertension as one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases: ischaemic heart disease, heart failure and stroke, which are leading cause of deaths and morbidity not only in Poland but in whole Europe and United States too.
In last years bigger attention is connected with assessment of gender on development of cardiovascular diseases. The leading cause of cardiovascular diseases is hypertension. The analysis of last large epidemiological studies were carried on debatable results connected with differences in frequency of hypertension in women and man. Significance of this problem have prompted the authors to review large epidemiological trials carried in Poland and to assess frequency of hypertension in polish population.

Abstract

Hypertension is the one of most common chronic diseases in Poland. The results of large observational studies univocally indicate to hypertension as one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases: ischaemic heart disease, heart failure and stroke, which are leading cause of deaths and morbidity not only in Poland but in whole Europe and United States too.
In last years bigger attention is connected with assessment of gender on development of cardiovascular diseases. The leading cause of cardiovascular diseases is hypertension. The analysis of last large epidemiological studies were carried on debatable results connected with differences in frequency of hypertension in women and man. Significance of this problem have prompted the authors to review large epidemiological trials carried in Poland and to assess frequency of hypertension in polish population.
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Keywords

epidemiological studies; hypertension; gender

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Title

Prevalence of arterial hypertension in Poland - impact of gender

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 11, No 5 (2007)

Pages

377-383

Published online

2007-10-03

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2007;11(5):377-383.

Keywords

epidemiological studies
hypertension
gender

Authors

Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz
Aneta Pośnik-Urbańska
Piotr Jankowski

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