NORWALK, Conn., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- About 78 million adults in the U.S. — 1 out of every 3 — has high blood pressure. And the prevalence of this potentially lethal condition is expected to continue to rise. Consultant Live attended the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) Meeting and presents a series of articles to help primary care physicians help their patients prevent high blood pressure, and to hone their treatment skills.
Hypertension expert Gregory W. Rutecki, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of South Alabama, has provided a series of reports packed with tips for patients and with clinical pointers for physicians. Featured coverage includes:
- Hypertension Meeting Has a Primary Care Track: The program included sessions on resistant hypertension, hypertension urgencies and emergencies, orthostatic hypertension, and hypertension in special populations.
- Preventing Hypertension: Do Primary Care Providers Practice What They Prescribe? This study from the CDC offers a clarion call to primary care doctors to practice the healthy lifestyles they preach!
- Hypertension and the Brain: More to the Story than Strokes
- Making the Most of Antihypertensive Drug Combinations: The number of people who require two or more antihypertensives to reach target blood pressure is on the increase.
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