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[Comment] May Measurement Month: a global blood pressure screening campaign

Suboptimal blood pressure is the cause of more death than any other single risk factor1 and is the leading contributor to the global burden of disease. This contribution is expected to grow. Furthermore, hypertension (that level of raised blood pressure for which guidelines usually recommend drug treatment) affects more than 1 billion people globally,2 is the biggest contributor to cardiovascular disease,3 and yet it remains undiagnosed in most of those affected.4

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