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Hypertension - Theme from the E-Journal of Cardiology Practice

Today, there exists a remarkable contrast between the high prevalence of hypertension and the equally low level of interest on the part of physicians, patients, and the general public. Recently, the American Heart Association published a call for action to improve better care and funding for cardiovascular diseases, and hypertension was included.

This current series is focused on better defining the risks of hypertension while examining effective treatments for high blood pressure. A public health issue in Europe as well as the rest of the world, we have invited an international set of authors to write about the means and techniques at their disposal to improve blood pressure control where they practice. Clearly, not only physicians are involved, but a whole range of healthcare providers from nurses and pharmacists – to the important role of media in educating the public. 

In addition, other articles look at new and growing fields such as the role of renal ablation today, hypertension in women and, more specifically, hypertension during pregnancy. From the recent 2018 ESC/ESH Guidelines on Arterial Hypertension, we look at certain of the major messages, for instance, the role of combination therapy in the initial phases of treatment.

D.L. Clement, Editor-in-chief, E-journal

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