Hypertension is the medical condition for having persistently high blood pressure, when our heart has to work harder to push blood around our body. It is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is importunately elevated creating a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure and peripheral vascular diseases.

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2021-07-14 Review Article

Hypertension: A global health crisis

Pius AL Berek*, Dewi Irawati and Akhir Yani S Hamid


Objective: This study discusses strategies to overcome hypertension patient compliance to manage self-care. The purpose of the study is to provide a summary of the importance of attention to managing hypertension.

Method: a review of literature relevant to hypertens...

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2021-06-11 Research Article

Meclizine prescriptions in the Emergency Department and return visits in the elderly population

Samantha McGlone, Edward Castillo, Ronald Dunlay and Alicia Minns*


Background: Meclizine is a commonly prescribed medication for patients discharged from the Emergency Department (ED) with a diagnosis of peripheral vertigo, however it is on the Beers list of medications to avoid in elderly patients.

Objectives: This study aims to d...

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2021-01-12 Short Communication

Hypertensive toxicity of thyrosine kinase inhibitors; Friend or Foe?

Ergün Barış Kaya and Yusuf Ziya Şener*


Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are widely used in Oncology practice. Hypertension may develop during cancer treatment and TKIs are well known drugs that are associated with drug related hypertensive toxicity. TKI related hypertensive toxicity is not always the indicator of...

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2020-10-01 Research Article

Identification and resolution of drug therapy problems among hypertensive patients receiving care in a Nigerian Hospital - A pilot study

Blessing Onyinye Ukoha-kalu*, Maxwell Ogochukwu Adibe and Chinwe Victoria Ukwe


Background: An event involving drug therapy that actually or potentially interfers with the desired health outcomes is known as drug therapy problem.

Objective: The study aimed to identify and resolve potential drug related problems...

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2020-09-29 Research Article

Knowledge, attitude and practice towards hypertension among patients receiving care in a Nigerian Hospital

Blessing Onyinye Ukoha-kalu*, Maxwell Ogochukwu Adibe, Chibueze Anosike and Chinwe Victoria Ukwe


Background: Poor knowledge about hypertension can lead to poor attitude towards the disease which may directly affect patients self-care practices towards hypertension.
Objective: This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice towards ...

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2020-09-29 Research Article

Detection of hypertension and its associated factors among Dessie Town Government School Staffs, Amhara Region, Dessie, Ethiopia, 2019

Sewunet Ademe* and Afework Edmealem


Introduction: Hypertension is the leading remediable risk factor for cardiovascular disease, affecting more than 1 billion people worldwide, and is responsible for more than 10 million preventable deaths globally each year. Hypertension can be described as th...

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2020-08-13 Research Article

Silent cerebrovascular disease in hypertensive adults is frequent and age-dependent

Marta Brown-Martínez*, Zenaida Hernández, Yamile Valdés, Edilberto González, Emelina Despaigne and Evelio Gonzalez


Background: Cerebral small vessel disease and extracranial atherosclerotic carotid disease are manifestations of silent cerebrovascular disease (CVD). Information on these two pathologies in hypertensive population with low cardiovascular risk (CVR) is scarce...

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2019-11-08 Research Article

Incidence of hypertension in a high-risk workgroup (Police officers) - Observational study

Guillermo Padrón Arredondo*


Introduction: Hypertension is a silent pathology in a way that affects all four spheres to be considered as such; magnitude, transcendence vulnerability, and feasibility. The World Health Organization estimates that 45% of deaths from heart disease and 51% of ...

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2019-10-23 Research Article

Compliance of hypertensive patients with antihypertensive drug therapy at the Renaissance Hospital of N’Djamena, Chad

Adam Ahamat Ali*, Guillaume Mahamat Abderraman*, Zeinabou Maiga Moussa Tondi and Hissein Ali Mahamat


Introduction: High blood pressure is a major cardiovascular risk factor. In hypertension, non-compliance is frequent. The objective of this work is to evaluate the therapeutic observances and to identify the predictive factors of poor compliances in Chadian h...

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2019-08-13 Research Article

Validation of the Omron HBP-9031C blood pressure monitor for clinics and hospitals according to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2013 protocol

Kanako Saito, Yukiko Hishiki and Hakuo Takahashi*


Objective: The present study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the Omron HBP-9031C automated oscillometric upper-arm blood pressure (BP) measurement device for blood pressure monitoring, according to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2013 protocol (ANSI/AAMI/ISO).

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