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41 PRACTICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT HYPERTENSION AND HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA - 2008

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  • The treatment strategies for hypertension are very different from the concept of treating a headache with aspirin. The use of extra pills when a measurement reveals high levels is completely wrong and must be avoided at all costs. A temporary increase in blood pressure is by no means related to the presence of an increased risk of an acute cardiovascular incident (eg. a stroke).
  • Do not panic in case of high rise in blood pressure. Such an increase is usually transient and the result of a stress related situation. Repeat the measurement a little later and if blood pressure remains higher than it should be consult your physician.

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