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Hypertension in women [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2010; 38(1): 25-31

Hypertension in women

Selen Yurdakul1, Saide Aytekin2
1Istanbul Science University, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey
2Florence Nightingale Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey

Hypertension is a major risk factor for cerebrovascular and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Risk for cardiovascular events differ between men and women. Hypertension in women and its related outcomes are a major public health problem. Trials of drug therapy for hypertension have shown a benefit in preventing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, however it is still not clear whether treatment benefit is similar for both sexes. Up to date, several studies have examined the gender differences in hypertension but none of them has given sufficient information to guide appropriate treatment of hypertensive women. This review examines epidemiological studies and clinical trials to assess the aspects of hypertension in women and the antihypertensive treatment recommendations for women.

Keywords: Hypertension, women, treatment, prevalance

How to cite this article
Selen Yurdakul, Saide Aytekin. Hypertension in women. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2010; 38(1): 25-31

Corresponding Author: Selen Yurdakul, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: Turkish

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