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Treatment and control of high blood pressure in adults.
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PMID:  20937445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Hypertension and prehypertension are major public health challenges. Prevention and control of prehypertension through lifestyle changes and the treatment of hypertension to goal blood pressure (BP) are important objectives. In most patients, 2 or more medications with complementary mechanisms of action should be used in combination. Referral for evaluation of resistant hypertension should be made when goal BP is not attained while patients are adherent on 3 or more appropriately dosed antihypertensive medications, including a diuretic. There are compelling indications for the use of specific drugs in patients with underlying ischemic heart disease, chronic heart failure, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, left ventricular hypertrophy, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. Adverse drug effects should be identified early and managed promptly to address patient safety and adherence. Other factors that affect adherence include the patient's health literacy level and ability to self-manage. The social, environmental, cultural, and financial sources of support in care must be addressed to achieve the full benefits of treatment and control of hypertension and prehypertension.
George A Mensah; George Bakris
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1558-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  609-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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