The emphasis of the national high blood pressure education Program has been on early detection, achievement of normotensive blood pressure levels, and lifelong maintenance of effective therapy. The Program has also emphasized critical patient behaviors for successful treatment, the importance of establishing a goal blood pressure for each patient, and the prevalence and significance of mild high blood pressure.
As a result of this information reaching professionals and the public, awareness has increased that high blood pressure is a serious illness (72% of the general public aware; 82% of hypertensive persons); has no symptoms (55% of the general public; 65%
Collaboration in High Blood Pressure Control: Among Professionals and with the Patient. Ann Intern Med. ;101:393–395. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-3-393
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(3):393-395.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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