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Hypertension

27 January 2011

Lowering BP cuts women's heart risk

Many middle-aged women could significantly reduce their risk of heart disease by lowering their blood pressure, researchers say.

Many middle-aged women could significantly reduce their risk of heart disease by lowering their blood pressure, researchers say.

The researchers also found that the proportion of potentially preventable and reversible heart disease is almost 36% in women, compared with 24% in men.

 

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Dr Jacomien de Villiers qualified as a specialist physician at the University of Pretoria in 1995. She worked at various clinics at the Department of Internal Medicine, Steve Biko Hospital, these include General Internal Medicine, Hypertension, Diabetes and Cardiology. She has run a private practice since 2001, as well as a consultant post at the Endocrine Clinic of Steve Biko Hospital.

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