Half this urban population is walking around with emergency hypertension levels
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50% of urbanites captured in a mobile hypertension awareness program in Canada had severe uncontrolled hypertension requiring medical attention.
Why this matters
Hypertension has always been known as the silent killer, and these values are much higher than previously identified in Canada.
2% of the participants had BP high enough to be considered an emergency; most did not know that they had high BP whereas others were not adherent to their medications because of denial, lack of awareness of the consequences, or poor management.
Overall, 50% had hypertension; the rest were normoten...