Hypertension is associated with increased mortality in patients with tuberculosis in Guinea-Bissau

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a major health problem in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In 2019, WHO estimated that there were 10 million new cases of TB, and 1.4 million deaths due to TB worldwide (World Health Organization, 2020). At the same time, LMICs face a rapid increase in the burden of noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes mellitus (DM) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including coronary heart disease and stroke. More than 75% of cardiovascular deaths occur in LMICs (World Health Organization, 2014).