Strategies for improvement of awareness, treatment and control of hypertension: results of a panel discussion

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High blood pressure (BP) is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, and a variety of other clinically important outcomes. Results from the surveys described in this issue and elsewhere underscore a common finding that hypertension is both highly prevalent and insufficiently treated and controlled. Recognizing the differences in sampling and survey measurement techniques, the reported prevalence of hypertension (SBP/DBP >/=140/90 mmHg or treatment with antihypertensive medication) in adults exceeded 25% in all of the surveys reported in this issue. In Latvia, the prevalence of hypertension for 25-64-year-old adults in the general population was 46.1%. Control of hypertension with medication to an SBP/DBP


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-565
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Human Hypertension
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2004