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>Journals >Archivos en Medicina Familiar >Year 2005, Issue 2


Ramírez–Villaseñor I
Pharmacological Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Primary Care: Part One
Arch Med Fam 2005; 7 (2)

Language: Español
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Page: 61-64
PDF: 110.38 Kb.


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ABSTRACT

Hypertension is the most common condition for which patients visit primary care physicians around the world. Antihypertensive drugs are very effective in treating this disease. Despite this, approximately 66% of patients receiving antihypertensive therapy do not achieve blood pressure ≤140/90 mmHg. Pharmacologic options are plentiful and often produce confusion among primary care physicians. Pharmaceutical companies introduce their products in a very confused and non-objective manner. Thus, it is necessary to maintain our knowledge at a state-of-the-art level with regard to the efficacy and safety of the drugs we prescribe. An additional element in treating chronic illness is medication cost, a question briefly considered in this paper.


Key words: High blood pressure, Family physician, Rational usage of drugs.







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