Current Therapeutic Approaches to Cardio-Protection in Hypertension
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- Parra, D. & Hough, A. Curr Hypertens Rep (2014) 16: 457. doi:10.1007/s11906-014-0457-5
Targeting a specific blood pressure based upon patient risk has been the approach to reducing cardiovascular risk in patients with hypertension. Drug selection was based upon compelling indications with titration and the addition of other agents as needed until the blood pressure target was achieved. However, new information has emerged describing improved methods for measuring blood pressure, a re-evaluation of blood pressure targets and additional therapeutic approaches that together may further reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with hypertension.