Misconceptions and Facts About Treating Hypertension

Edgar Argulian*, Ehud Grossman, Franz H. Messerli

*Corresponding author for this work

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Hypertension is a powerful risk factor strongly linked to adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Because of its high prevalence, health care providers at many levels are involved in treating hypertension. Distinct progress has been made in improving the rates of hypertension awareness and treatment over years, but the overall control of hypertension remains inadequate. Several recent guidelines from different sources have been put forward in an attempt to bridge the gap between existing evidence and clinical practice. Despite this effort, several misconceptions about treating hypertensive cardiovascular disease continue to persist among clinicians. This review highlights some of the misconceptions regarding antihypertensive therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-455
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Antihypertensive therapy
  • Hypertension
  • J-curve


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