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Raphael M. Cunha, Gisela Arsa, Iransé Oliveira-Silva, Izabela Ferreira Rocha, and Alexandre Machado Lehnen

The systemic arterial hypertension (SAH) is an independent, linear, and continuous risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It involves high medical and socioeconomic costs arising mainly from complications. These aggravations include cerebrovascular disease, coronary artery disease, cardiac

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Amanda Zaleski, Beth Taylor, Braden Armstrong, Michael Puglisi, Priscilla Clarkson, Stuart Chipkin, Charles Michael White, Paul D. Thompson, and Linda S. Pescatello

Hypertension, now defined as systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥130 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥80 mmHg, is the most common, costly, and modifiable cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor in the United States and world. Hypertension affects 103 million or ∼46% of Americans ( Muntner et

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Emma Weston, Matthew Nagy, Tiwaloluwa A. Ajibewa, Molly O’Sullivan, Shannon Block, and Rebecca E. Hasson

Hypertension, once thought of as an adult disease, is now one of the most common health concerns for children and a major public health issue ( 21 ). While cardiovascular disease is not present in children, intermediate markers of target organ damage, such as left ventricular hypertrophy

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José Machado Filho, Carlos Leonardo Figueiredo Machado, Hirofumi Tanaka, and Rodrigo Ferrari

Hypertension is an important public health problem that affects mainly older individuals ( Picon, Fuchs, Moreira, & Fuchs, 2013 ; Picon, Fuchs, Moreira, Riegel, & Fuchs, 2012 ). Sustained high blood pressure (BP) levels are directly related to vascular and overall mortality. However, a reduction

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Carlos Leonardo Figueiredo Machado, Régis Radaelli, Clarissa Muller Brusco, Eduardo Lusa Cadore, Eurico N. Wilhelm, and Ronei Silveira Pinto

Systemic arterial hypertension is commonplace in the older population and it is related to cardiovascular and mortality risk ( Mills et al., 2016 ; Yang et al., 2012 ). Hypertension may result in health-related and financial burden ( Heidenreich et al., 2011 ). Behavioral changes associated with

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Ítalo Ribeiro Lemes, Xuemei Sui, Bruna Camilo Turi-Lynch, Steven N. Blair, Rômulo Araújo Fernandes, Jamile Sanches Codogno, and Henrique Luiz Monteiro

Hypertension is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality ( Lotfaliany et al., 2015 ; Mills et al., 2016 ). Despite the efforts of health professionals, the prevalence of hypertension is high worldwide, with 29% in the United States ( Fryar, Ostchega, Hales, Zhang

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Aline Mendes Gerage, Tânia Rosane Bertoldo Benedetti, Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias, Ana Célia Oliveira dos Santos, Bruna Cadengue Coêlho de Souza, and Fábio Araujo Almeida

Hypertension affects 30%–45% of adults worldwide. 1 It is associated with metabolic, functional, and structural changes in a variety of organs and, consequently, leads to a higher risk of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events. 1 , 2 As physical inactivity and unhealthy eating habits are major

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Elizabeth A. Schlenk, G. Kelley Fitzgerald, Joan C. Rogers, C. Kent Kwoh, and Susan M. Sereika

Over nine million Americans have knee osteoarthritis (KOA), a chronic disorder associated with frequent knee pain and functional limitations that intrude upon everyday life. About half of those with KOA have hypertension (HBP), one of the most prevalent risk factors for cardiovascular disease

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Isabela Roque Marçal, Bianca Fernandes, Vanessa Teixeira do Amaral, Renato Lopes Pelaquim, and Emmanuel Gomes Ciolac

the aging process in organ systems ( Fukutomi & Kario, 2010 ). Hypertension, the sustained rise of BP, is the most important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, affecting 36 million worldwide population ( Whelton et al., 2017 ). In overall guidelines, exercise is the

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Jongbum Ko, Dalton Deprez, Keely Shaw, Jane Alcorn, Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Corey Tomczak, Heather Foulds, and Philip D. Chilibeck

Hypertension is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and death 1 and the leading risk factor worldwide for death and disability. 2 Hypertension is thought to be an underlying cause for 1 in 6 deaths in North Americans and along with tobacco smoking, is