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Severe Hypertension

Characteristics and Control of Severe Hypertension in a Specialist, Private Practice in Jamaica

The authors propose that patients with severe hypertension will require four or more antihypertensives for adequate long-term control. Most are symptomatic at presentation.


Objective: To determine the characteristics of patients with severe uncontrolled hypertension, in a Jamaican specialist practice; the level of blood pressure control achieved in routine clinical practice, and the number/type of antihypertensive medications required for blood pressure control.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013
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