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41 PRACTICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT HYPERTENSION AND HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA - 2008

TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION - BLOOD PRESURE CONTROL PREVIOUS QUESTION  QUESTIONS  NEXT QUESTION
  • Efficient blood pressure control completely eliminates the risk of a stroke due to hypertension, and significantly reduces the risk of a myocardial infarction (heart attack because a part of the tissue died when blood supply to it has been cut off ). Moreover, it reduces the risk of developing (or the further deterioration of ) heart or kidney dysfunction.
  • The administration of blood pressure lowering drugs is not sufficient per se in order to accomplish maximal reduction of cardiovascular risk; optimal blood pressure control is required. Furthermore, the risk of developing a stroke or myocardial infarction depends mostly on the management of optimal blood pressure control, rather than the level of blood pressure before the commencement of treatment.

WRITING GROUP
G. Stergiou, Chairman
A. Achimastos
E. Andreadis
I. Avramopoulos
M. Elissaf
N. Karatzas
T. Mountokalakis
D. Papadogiannis
K. Siamopoulos
E. Varsamis
K. Vemmos
D. Vlahakos