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Vol 9, No 3 (2005)
Kontrowersje w nadciśnieniu tętniczym
Published online: 2005-05-11
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Antihypertensive therapy and compliance

Andrzej Tykarski, Urszula Brzezinska
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2005;9(3):217-227.

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Vol 9, No 3 (2005)
Kontrowersje w nadciśnieniu tętniczym
Published online: 2005-05-11

Abstract

Arterial hypertension remains a major cardiovascular risk factor in industrialized countries. Despite the fact that there are constantly improving treatments available, only one third of patients have their blood pressure normalized by treatment. The reason for the unsatisfactory blood pressure control is poor therapeutic compliance with antihypertensive treatment. The definition and methods of evaluation of compliance are presented in this article. Factors influencing compliance are discussed as well as strategies for compliance improvement for the clinicians.

Abstract

Arterial hypertension remains a major cardiovascular risk factor in industrialized countries. Despite the fact that there are constantly improving treatments available, only one third of patients have their blood pressure normalized by treatment. The reason for the unsatisfactory blood pressure control is poor therapeutic compliance with antihypertensive treatment. The definition and methods of evaluation of compliance are presented in this article. Factors influencing compliance are discussed as well as strategies for compliance improvement for the clinicians.
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Keywords

arterial hypertension; compliance; antihypertensive therapy

About this article
Title

Antihypertensive therapy and compliance

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 9, No 3 (2005)

Pages

217-227

Published online

2005-05-11

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2005;9(3):217-227.

Keywords

arterial hypertension
compliance
antihypertensive therapy

Authors

Andrzej Tykarski
Urszula Brzezinska

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