By Sverre Erik Kjeldsen

High blood pressure, hypercholesterolemia and smoking current the #1 possibility components for heart problems and demise. hence cardiologists play a key position within the care of hypertensive sufferers and as educators within the box. This particular factor of "Heart Drug" good points joint instructions for the detection and therapy of high blood pressure, built via the ecu Society of high blood pressure and the ecu Society of Cardiology. according to the 1999 foreign Society of Hypertension/World well-being association guidance and recommended by way of the overseas Society of high blood pressure, those new directions combine detection and remedy of different very important possibility elements, corresponding to diabetes, and, for the 1st time, comprise the detection of goal organ harm like left ventricular hypertrophy, arterial plaque, microalbuminuria or somewhat increased serum creatinine. the information extra spotlight a few medications for the therapy of high blood pressure.

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9 Primatesta P, Brookes M, Poulter NR: Improved hypertension management and control. Results from the Health Survey for England 1998. Hypertension 2001;38:827–832. OS 10 O’Rourke MF: From theory into practice. Arterial hemodynamics in clinical hypertension. J Hypertens 2002;20:1901–1915. RV 11 Millar JA, Lever AF, Burke A: Pulse pressure as a risk factor for cardiovascular events in the MRC Mild Hypertension Trial. J Hypertens 1999;17:1065–1072. 12 Franklin S, Khan SA, Wong DA, Larson MG, Levy D: Is pulse pressure useful in predicting risk for coronary heart disease?

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