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Worldwide trends and shortcomings in the treatment of hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10830790     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite advances in the availability and quality of antihypertensive medications and the institution of national programs to educate people about the seriousness of hypertension, much remains to be done. The percentages of people who are aware of their disease, are being treated for it, and are achieving adequate control of their blood pressure (BP) are disconcertingly low worldwide; surveys in numerous countries have consistently shown that fewer than 60% of affected people are being treated for hypertension and fewer than 30% have their BP adequately controlled. Reluctance on the part of many physicians to use antihypertensive therapy aggressively may be an impediment to improving these numbers. Further clinical trials are needed to assess the extent to which BP could be lowered safely and effectively with both single-agent and combination therapies.
S Julius
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of hypertension     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0895-7061     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-04     Completed Date:  2000-08-04     Revised Date:  2009-02-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803676     Medline TA:  Am J Hypertens     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57S-61S     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0356, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
Hypertension / drug therapy*,  prevention & control
World Health*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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