Anja Handschin

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Arterial hypertension remains the most important risk factor for cardiovascular and renal diseases. In view of an increasing prevalence with older age and an increasingly aging population, the treatment of elderly patients with arterial hypertension will become increasingly important in daily practice. Arterial hypertension in the elderly differs in many(More)
To improve the prevention of cardiovascular complications and events in hypertensive patients, it is of major importance to estimate the patient's individual risk for cardiovascular events. Antihypertensive treatment should not only be based on blood pressure values anymore, but also on the patient's comorbidities and risk profile. Risk stratification takes(More)
OBJECTIVE Elevated blood pressure is a major cardiovascular risk factor, affecting approximately 35% of the population worldwide. Effective antihypertensive therapy is crucial for cardiovascular risk reduction. Nevertheless, blood pressure control appears to be low in Switzerland. The goal of this study was to investigate the compliance of Swiss general(More)
European and North-American guidelines for the diagnosis and therapy of arterial hypertension refer to hypertensive crisis as an acute and critical increase of blood pressure>180/120 mmHg. Presence of acute hypertensive target organ damage, such as stroke, myocardial infarction or heart failure, in this situation defines a “hypertensive emergency”. In these(More)
Therapy-resistant hypertension is a frequent finding in clinical practice. It is associated with a significantly increased risk for cardiovascular and renal events. Causes include but are not limited to erroneous blood pressure measurements, compliance issues, blood pressure increasing co-medication, and secondary hypertension. During the last years,(More)
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