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The Concluding Remarks from the Chairmen of the Resistant Hypertension Course Asia Pacific 2013

Arterial hypertension is the single largest contributor to death worldwide. One in three adults (around 1 billion people) worldwide are affected and the number is expected to increase to 1.6 billion by 2025. Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) Southeast Asian regions indicate that the prevalence of hypertension (blood pressure ≥ 140/90mmHg) ranging from 5% to 47% in men and 7% to 38% in women causing up to 66% of cardiovascular diseases, including fatal ischemic heart disease and stroke.

Resistant Hypertension Course Asia Pacific

 EDITORIAL

The Steering Committee is privileged to announce that the Asian Pacific Society Hypertension, under the leadership of Dr. Rafael Castillo, Philippines and Prof. Trefor Morgan, Australia, is collaborating with us in the Resistant Hypertension Course Asia Pacific, to be held 7th and 8th November 2013, in Singapore, Marina Mandarin Hotel.                          

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