Hypertension in high-risk patients: beware of the underuse of effective combination therapy (results of the PRATIK study).

@article{Amar2002HypertensionIH,
  title={Hypertension in high-risk patients: beware of the underuse of effective combination therapy (results of the PRATIK study).},
  author={Jacques Amar and Laurent Vaur and Marc Perret and Christine Bailleau and Sylvie Oxusoff Etienne and Bernard Chamontin},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2002},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          779-84
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether blood pressure control in a general practice setting is influenced by the presence of additional risk factors, and to analyse the role of antihypertensive therapy in this relationship. DESIGN A cross-sectional study was conducted with a sample of 3153 general practitioners. SETTING Primary care. PARTICIPANTS The first five hypertensive patients presenting at the practitioner's office were included. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Cardiovascular risk factors… CONTINUE READING
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