Journal article

Hypertension in the Asian Pacific region: the problem and the solution

Trefor Morgan



Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases are the most common cause of death in the developed world and causes major morbidity. These diseases impose a major burden on the individual, family, community and governments. This burden is social and economic. Hypertension and nonoptimal blood pressure levels are the most important contributors to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. Hypertension is common in the Asian Pacific region with prevalence similar to that in developed countries. Hypertension can be treated and this reduces the mortality and complication rates. Programs can be devised to detect, start and maintain treatment of hypertension. These programs are cost effective and c..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This meeting was organized and funded by the Asian Pacific Society of Hypertension and the International Society of Hypertension with the help of an educational grant from Novartis. The organizers were Trefor Morgan (Asian Pacific Society of Hypertension), Stephen Harrap ( ISH) and Liu Lisheng (China Hypertension Society). Presenters of overview papers and data from the different countries were as follows: L. Beilin, Australia; T. Gazino, Harvard; R. Jackson, New Zealand; L. Lindholm, Sweden; G. Macgregor, United Kingdom; S. Mendis, WHO; B. Neal, Australia; J. Whitworth, Australia; P. Yan Singapore; R. F. Abarquez, Philippines; Lingzhi Kong, China; Lip Ping Low, Singapore; T. K. Lee, Taiwan; R. Rahman, Malaysia; A. A. Soenarta, Indonesia; Piyamitr Sritra, Thailand; Il Suh, Korea; H. Ueshima, Japan; Dong Zhao, China.