Vascular Disease in Young Indians (20-40 years): Role of Hypertension OE01-OE06
Dr. Jamshed Dalal,
Centre for Cardiac Sciences, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Rao Saheb Achutrao Patwardhan Marg,
Four Bunglows, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra- 400053, India.
Hypertension (HTN) being one of the important risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a significant health concern, especially in India. With age, prevalence of HTN, especially systolic HTN increases. Special attention needs to be directed to HTN in young ages (20-40 years) due to lower awareness, need for early treatment and better control of HTN. HTN in the age group of 20-40 years needs critical reappraisal. Given the high prevalence of HTN in the general population in India, in this review we attempt to provide current evidence and expert opinion on epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis and treatment of HTN in young (20-40 years) Indians.