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A study produced by the Pierce lab and published in the American Journal of Hypertension (Oxford University Press) found that 50 percent of the Canadian public is unaware that they suffer from high blood pressure, many are unwilling to address the problem, and 2 per cent of the study participants were unaware of their “high risk” hypertensive state and were unwilling to acknowledge the severity of their high blood pressure readings.

Research assistant, Alex Austria

An article on the study was recently published in Cardiovascular Business, an online publication of the TriMed Media Group.


Journal article
Additional Commentary
La moitié des Canadiens souffrent d’hypertension
Alarming Levels of Hypertension Found in Canadian Public
Bluthochdruck: Jeder zweite Kanadier kennt seinen zu hohen Wert nicht