• Many patients nonadherent to antihypertensive treatment

    4 days ago - By Healio

    About one-third of adults with hypertension are not adhering to their antihypertensive medications, according to data from European populations. “Despite the documented effectiveness of antihypertensive treatment, targets of BP are achieved only in 40% to 50% of patients with hypertension, and high BP is the leading single risk factor for health loss and premature death globally, exceeding the burden of disease attributable to smoking and excessive weight,” Pankaj Gupta, DPB, MSC, FRCPath, FRCP, of the department of cardiovascular sciences at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom...
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