MUNICH, May 15 /PRNewswire/ --
- Investigating the Real Burden of Hypertension, Addressing the Challenges of Getting to Blood Pressure Goal and SHARE(ing) the Knowledge (http://www.SHARE-hypertension.com)
The SHARE steering committee announce the launch of Supporting Hypertension Awareness & Research Europe-wide (SHARE) program on World Hypertension Day 2009 (17th May). SHARE is a collaborative program of top European physicians supported by Daiichi Sankyo Europe to quantify and qualify the real burden of hypertension in Europe; achieved through a pan-European interactive physician survey (http://www.SHARE-hypertension.com) and a series of knowledge sharing meetings across Europe. The goal is to utilise this information to propose the right combination of simple and effective solutions to overcome the challenges of getting to blood pressure goal.
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Why do we need SHARE (http://www.SHARE-hypertension.com) because worldwide, hypertension is present in almost 1 in 3 of the adult population, affecting as many as one billion people(1). The crippling effects of high blood pressure account for the loss of 92 million life years and 7.6 million premature deaths(1). The situation in Europe is even more critical with 35% of deaths and almost 1 in 5 of all disability adjusted life years (DALYs) being attributed to the long-term effects of hypertension(2), with an annual cardiovascular health bill of 192b Euros(3).
Prof StÃ©phane Laurent, European Hospital Georges Pompidou Paris, program
co-chair, states, "The SHARE
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