a better understanding of blood pressure
of the arteries and the blood pressure
2.1 - Working
of the blood circulation: the vessel and the heart
2.2 - Definition of
the blood pressure
is concerned with high blood pressure?
2.3 - Epidemiological data
2.4 - Influence of sex
2.5 - Race
The risk is raised by the existence of other
2.6 - Cholesterol
2.7 - Diabetes
2.8 - Tobacco
2.9 - The age
In the United States, approximately 20 to 40% of the general population has
a high blood pressure.
High blood pressure is
a worldwide disease, the most exposed populations being the American
Blacks, the Russians and the Finnish.
On the other hand, arterial
hypertension is rarely found in Africa and southern China. Of course,
this data results from epidemiological works which can be criticized.
last reviewed on : 18 dec 2011