DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4471-5517-1_12
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Abstract: OverviewHypertension affects nearly a billion people world-wide with more than 67 million of them diagnosed in the United States [ 1 ]. Known colloquially as the "silent killer," hypertension, along with obesity, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes, contributes to the development of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and renal disease. With nearly one in three Americans diagnosed with hypertension, increased responsibility has been placed upon medical providers to appropriately diagnose and treat the disease. In women…

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