One of 3 Nigerians hypertensive – Cardiologist

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A Consultant Cardiologist, Prof. Simon Isezuo, says hypertension is a health disorder affecting one out of every three adults in the rural areas of the country.

Isezuo stated this on Tuesday in a lecture titled ” Current Approach in the Management of Hypertension in Rural Settings”, presented 

at the Biennial Integrated Services Seminar organized by Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, Kware in Sokoto State.

Isezuo, a former Head of Department of Medicine, Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto (UDUS) and former Vice President of Nigerian Hypertension Society, urged practitioners to increase vigilance.

He said it was important for practitioners to follow correct procedure in measurement of blood pressure, sociocultural barriers to BP control and cost-effective treatment and prevention.

According to him, health workers needed to be updated on availability of apparatuses, dynamic situations and challenges of hypertension management.

Dr Adebisi Adebayo, the Head of…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper