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Can the effectiveness of hypertension management be improved?
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PMID:  23750678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Hypertension is a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Lowering blood pressure (BP) reduces cardiovascular risk; yet despite the availability of numerous antihypertensives, the proportion of patients achieving BP control remains low. Treatment guidelines are based on evidence from clinical trials, however this evidence may not be representative of real-world treatment effectiveness. Many studies evaluating antihypertensives continue to rely on office BP measurements that provide a less realistic evaluation of hypertension status than ambulatory measures. New studies are needed with greater consideration on evaluating efficacy for translation into clinical effectiveness. In addition, novel therapies for reducing BP and with a greater capacity to improve BP control are still required. This article discusses some of the challenges of hypertension management and reviews strategies and treatment advances that may pave the way to more effective BP control.
Luis M Ruilope
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of cardiovascular therapy     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1744-8344     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101182328     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  689-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hypertension Unit, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Autonoma University, 28041, Madrid, Spain.
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