Published: 25 July 2021
Author(s): Jose L. Flores-Guerrero, Margery A. Connelly, Irina Shalaurova, Erwin Garcia, Stephan J.L. Bakker, Robin P.F. Dullaart
Issue: October 2021

Hypertension is the leading preventable risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality worldwide, with a sustained increment in mortality over the last 40 years [1]. Over the same period of time, elevated blood pressure remains the risk factor with the highest disability-adjusted life-years burden [2]. Given the constant rise in hypertension incidence, improvement in the risk classification for hypertension development is needed.

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