Trends in blood pressure control and antihypertensive treatment in clinical practice: the Brisighella Heart Study.

@article{Borghi2004TrendsIB,
  title={Trends in blood pressure control and antihypertensive treatment in clinical practice: the Brisighella Heart Study.},
  author={Claudio Borghi and Ada Dormi and Sergio D'Addato and Antonio Gaddi and Ettore Ambrosioni},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={1707-16}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess trends in blood pressure (BP) awareness, control, treatment and use of different antihypertensive medications in a cohort of hypertensive patients. DESIGN This study summarizes the results of a 12-year observation (1984-1996) of a cohort of 940 hypertensive patients from the population of 2329 participants to the Brisighella Heart Study (BHS). Primary outcome measures were the extent of BP control (systolic/diastolic BP < 140/90 mmHg) and prevalence of the use of various… CONTINUE READING

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