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Cardiologist identifies major challenges to hypertension management


A Consultant Cardiologist, Dr. Obi Emerole has identified high cost of medication and lack of follow up care as major challenges to the management of hypertension in the country.

Emerole, who is the President, Cardiovascular Education Foundation, an NGO, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos.

According to him, people diagnosed with hypertension but cannot afford medication are more likely to develop heart failure, kidney failure, and stroke.

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