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Primary prevention and screening: routine monitoring
Hypertension is one of the main preventable causes of premature mortality and morbidity, and approximately a quarter of adults suffer with raised blood pressure. It is a major risk factor ...

Hypertension - Guidelines and treatment

Hypertension: Current guidelines and treatment
Hypertension has been identified as a major risk for coronary heart disease (CHD), heart failure, cerebrovascular disease (CVD), renal failure, peripheral vascular disease (PVD), cognitive ...

Hypertension - Understanding targets

Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD)1 and it is known that for every 2mmHg rise in mercury of systolic blood pressure (BP) there is an increase of 7% in the risk in heart disease and of 10% in the risk of ...

Hypertension - Concordance

Hypertension – Concordance
Medication is an important aspect of health care and the drugs budget for the NHS is more than £10.7 billion a year. Unfortunately between 33 and 50% of people with long term conditions do not use their ...

Hypertension: Complications

Hypertension: Complications
A number of epidemiological studies have identified hypertension as one of the key risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD), heart failure, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral artery disease (PAD), renal ...

Hypertension - Optimising therapy

Hypertension - Optimising therapy
Hypertension is the most prevalent single cardiovascular risk factor globally and possibly the most damaging contributing risk factor for stroke, heart failure and renal disease.1,2 NICE guidance3 provides ...