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41 PRACTICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT HYPERTENSION AND HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA - 2008

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  • Percentages regarding the diagnosis, treatment and control of hypertension in Greece are similar to those of other developed countries. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fact that they already have hypertension (almost 4 in 10). However, even among those that are aware of their underlying hypertension, less than 50% control it adequately.
  • Both in Greece and other countries, the percentage of hypertensive people that adequately control their blood pressure never exceeds 20-25% (maximum one out of four). It is therefore clear that major advances can be made in both the diagnosis and the more efficient control of hypertension in Greece.

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