High blood pressure - country experiences and effective interventions utilized across the European Region



2013 This background paper outlines the factors associated with blood pressure, details the relationship between risk factors and blood pressure, depicts the related situation in the European Region, and highlights what certain countries of the European Region have done to successfully and effectively address these issues. Most importantly, this paper illustrates that simple, but focused, cost-effective interventions can have a significant impact on prevention and reduction of high blood pressure and the diseases it causes.