Antihypertensive Therapy – Efficacy and Quality of Life

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  • In the 20 years since the creation of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program, remarkable progress has been made in detecting and treating hypertension in the United States1. The number of patients with hypertension who are aware of their condition has increased dramatically, from 51 percent in 1971 to 1972 to 84 percent in 1988 to 19912,3. The percentage of patients with hypertension who are taking medication has increased from 36 percent to 73 percent over the same period, and the percentage whose blood pressure is controlled by medication has also increased greatly, although the latter… © 1993, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.
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  • Oparil S
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  • 959
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  • 961
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  • 328
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  • 13