[Hypertension--prevalence and treatment].

  title={[Hypertension--prevalence and treatment].},
  author={Hans Henning Windel\ov Ibsen and Torben J\orgensen and Gorm Boje Jensen and Ib Abildgaard Jacobsen},
  journal={Ugeskrift for laeger},
  volume={171 24},
Hypertension is the most important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, less than half of all hypertensives have their blood pressure reduced to relevant goals. The prevalence of hypertension in Denmark was found to be between 26% and 40% of the adult population. Just over half were aware of the diagnosis, but less than half were in treatment. Blood pressure control in patients who are undergoing treatment has improved during recent years, but there is still a gap to… CONTINUE READING