Cardiovascular disease is the world’s biggest killer, representing 32% of all global deaths. Of these deaths, 85% are due to heart attack and stroke.
1.28 billion people have hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, a condition that is responsible for approximately half of all heart disease and strokes. The overwhelming majority of these patients live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Hypertension is a “silent killer” as most people with hypertension are not aware of their diagnosis. Globally only 23% of women and 18% of men with hypertension have their blood pressure controlled.