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Hypertension on-the-rise poses serious health risks

Hypertension on-the-rise poses serious health risks

The number of people who die of hypertension each year in Vietnam is 10 times higher than the number of victims killed by traffic accidents, a cardiovascular specialist said at a recent workshop.

Frequent tests early detect hypertension: Minister

Frequent tests early detect hypertension: Minister

Healthcare units, especially at local level, should frequently check blood pressure for people aged above 18 to early notice risks of hypertension, which is dubbed “the silent killer”, said the health minister.

About 12 mln Vietnamese suffer from hypertension

About 12 mln Vietnamese suffer from hypertension

Approximately 12 million Vietnamese adults, or about one of every 5 people, suffer from high blood pressure, said Deputy Director of the General Department of Preventive Medicine Truong Dinh Bac on April 25.

Conference looks at public health sector

Conference looks at public health sector

Non-communicable conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and injuries caused by traffic accidents account for 70% of health problems in Vietnam.