Up-to-Date Approach to the Treatment of Hypertension


  • Zeki Aydın
  • Savaş Öztürk

Received Date: 14.06.2014 Accepted Date: 01.07.2014 Med Bull Haseki 2014;52(4):251-255

Hypertension remains one of the most important medical problems in spite of significant medical advances. In many studies, both systolic and diastolic blood pressures have been found to be closely related with cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. The primary aim in the treatment of hypertension is to reduce CV disease risk and the related morbidity and mortality. Hypertension is one of the most common causes of death worldwide due to its high prevalence. Because it is thought that it will be an important public health problem in the future, as it is now, the need for developing new guidelines based on new studies emerges. Individualized treatment plans based on up-to-date guidelines would be the most appropriate approach for physicians. Herein, the current approach to the treatment of hypertension has been summarized in the light of recent guidelines.

Keywords: Hypertension, lifestyle changes, guidelines, antihypertensive therapy

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