Navigation Links
Hypertension Not Given Priority during Treatment

According to a study it was found that physicians do not change the treatment for patients suffering from uncontrolled hypertension//. But it is also found that hypertension leads to cardiovascular risks.

The findings were presented in New York City at the 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension (ASH 2006) for the CONTROL PROJECT study group by Dr. Antonio Coca of the Hypertension Unit at the Hospital Clinic of the University Of Barcelona, Spain. ‘The results show that there is a significant lack of concern among primary care physicians about the importance of hypertension treatment in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease,’ he said.

The CONTROL PROJECT was a cross-sectional, national multi-center study in Spain that followed 1,413 patients with treated and uncontrolled hypertension seen by 356 primary care physicians. The patients, just over half of them women (55.2%), with a mean age of just over 65, were assessed according to European Society of Hypertension 2003 guidelines.

A majority of them were judged to be at either very high (34.5%) or high (29.4%) cardiovascular risk, with a high prevalence of associated cardiovascular risk factors such as overweight (53.7%), hyperlipidemia (52.2%), diabetes (39.5%) and family history of cardiovascular disease (15.7%). In addition, one-fifth of the patients (20.3%) had left ventricular hypertrophy (enlarged hearts) and more than one-in-ten (12.8%) had microalbuminuria, an indicator of subclinical cardiovascular disease.

Despite having blood pressure that was not controlled with treatment (blood pressure higher than 140/90 mmHg or higher than 130/80 mmHg in diabetics), 41.6% of the patients were still treated with just a single antihypertensive drug, and less than half of their primary care physicians (45%) recommended a change in their treatment, either increasing the dose of the single drug being taken (17.55%) or adding an additional drug an d/or prescribing a fixed combination compound (35%). Nearly one-in-three of the primary care physicians (30%) considered that no change was required, and nearly two-thirds (65%) suggested improving compliance to non-pharmacological changes such as diet and exercise. And, only about half (56%) of the physicians asked patients to come in for a new control visit within 2-3 weeks.

Source: Newswise

Related medicine news :

1. New viewpoint on Hypertension
2. Hypertension drugs could lower Disability
3. FDA Approves Remodulin for Pulmonary Hypertension
4. Glaucoma & Ocular Hypertension more likely in patients with refractive errors
5. Hypertension lowered by Bedtime Dosing
6. Better Treatment For Hypertension
7. Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension In Children With Viagra
8. Hypertension Drug of Choice for African Americans
9. Hypertension can be caused by Inhalation of Salt
10. Inhaling Salt Can Lead To Hypertension
11. Elderly Women Remain At Risk From Hypertension
Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab ... services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill ... Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for ... for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in ... reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob ... sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational ... and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of ... Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his ... veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... fitness centers in the U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location ... club will occupy the former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/5/2017)... , Oct. 5, 2017  In response ... of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing ... – to be used as a first-line therapy ... Recognizing the ... AAOMS White Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... FLINT, Mich. , Oct. 2, 2017 ... acquired 8th Day Software and Consulting, LLC , ... 8th Day Software, based in Tennessee ... Management LLC. 8th Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for ... product development. "In ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile app is ... to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app ... medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in a safe, ... in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: