Published: 9 January 2023
Author(s): A.J. Manolis, M.S. Kallistratos, M. Camafort, A. Coca
Issue: March 2023
Section: Review Article

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) represents the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. More than 18 million deaths are attributed to CVD in 2019 while the global trends for disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and years of life lost increased to 34.4 million (95% UI:24.9 to 43.6 million) [1]. Arterial hypertension is the major modifiable risk factor responsible for structural and/or functional changes in major organs (i.e. the heart, brain, etc.) [2]. The presence of hypertension mediated organ damage (HMOD) reflects the severity and practically the burden of hypertension in such patients increasing significantly their total CV risk [2].


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