May Measurement Month 2017: an analysis of blood pressure screening results in Nepal-South Asia.
Shiva Raj Mishra, Nipun Shrestha, Indra Prasad Poudyal, Milan Malla, Bishal Gyawali, Aamod Dhoj Shrestha, Shashank Pokharel, Madan Gyawali, Surendra Sapkota, Harikrishna Bhattarai, Liladhar Dhakal, Pabitra Babu Soti, Sagar Ghimire, Rajan Paudel, Xin Xia, Thomas Beaney, Sweta Koirala, Michael Hecht Olsen, Neil R Poulter, Per Kallestrup Show all
European Heart Journal Supplements | Published : 2019
Hypertension is the leading risk factor of mortality in Nepal accounting for ∼33 000 deaths in 2016. However, more than 50% of the hypertensive patients are unaware of their status. We participated in the May Measurement Month 2017 (MMM17) project initiated worldwide by the International Society of Hypertension to raise the awareness on the importance of blood pressure (BP) screening. In this paper, we discuss the screening results of MMM17 in Nepal. An opportunistic cross-sectional survey of volunteers aged ≥18 years was carried out in May 2017 following the standard MMM protocol. Data were collected from 18 screening sites in 7 districts covering 5 provinces. Screenings were conducted eith..View full abstract