Rachael Donohoe
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 4, Iss. 8, 06 Aug 2012, pp 466 - 473

Hypertension, or high blood pressure (BP), is a significant public health concern; it is the main risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) (Murray and Lopez, 1997). An American survey showed that 31% of people with the condition were unaware of it (Wang and Wang, 2004),

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