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Blood pressure control and cardiovascular risk reduction

By G Antonakoudis, I Poulimenos, K Kifnidis, C Zouras and H Antonakoudis

Abstract

The ultimate goal of antihypertensive therapy is cardiovascular risk reduction. As lowering blood pressure per se reduces risk for myocardial infarction only by 20% - 25%, it is obvious that a better protection is needed. An optimal strategy to reduce risk in hypertensives may include lifestyle modification, promotion of adherence to therapy, early and aggressive target levels achievement by appropriate drug choice. Clinical trial data suggest that RAAS blockers can reduce the risk at least partly independently of BP lowering

Topics: Review Article
Publisher: LITHOGRAPHIA Antoniadis I.-Psarras Th. G.P.
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2658793
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