Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/310910
Title:
Treatment of hypertension to achieve blood pressure control
Authors:
Peter Mas-Mollinedo
Affiliation:
Irish Heart Foundation (IHF)
Publisher:
Irish Heart Foundation (IHF)
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/310910
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Hypertension continues to be the number one risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease, so it is not surprising that the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) have made it a priority in their education campaigns since 2004. The global burden of blood pressure related disease is clearly shown by recent published figures where 54% of stroke and 47% of ischaemic heart disease are attributable to high blood pressure. Only about half this burden is in people with hypertension; the remainder is in those with lesser degrees of high blood pressure.1 In 2008 the theme of the Irish Heart Foundation public campaign is “love your heart ….lower your blood pressure” the well known celebrities Ben Dunne and ‘Twink’ have been helping with the campaign. Professor Alice Stanton, Chair of the Irish Heart Foundation Council on Blood Pressure stressed that it is also important to engage with healthcare professionals in order that treatment goals for hypertension be reached. Prof Stanton stressed that the primary objective of the IHF is to reduce BP levels and to reduce the burden of BP-related disease in Ireland.
Keywords:
BLOOD PRESSURE; HYPERTENSION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPeter Mas-Mollinedoen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-06T11:53:29Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-06T11:53:29Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/310910-
dc.descriptionHypertension continues to be the number one risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease, so it is not surprising that the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) have made it a priority in their education campaigns since 2004. The global burden of blood pressure related disease is clearly shown by recent published figures where 54% of stroke and 47% of ischaemic heart disease are attributable to high blood pressure. Only about half this burden is in people with hypertension; the remainder is in those with lesser degrees of high blood pressure.1 In 2008 the theme of the Irish Heart Foundation public campaign is “love your heart ….lower your blood pressure” the well known celebrities Ben Dunne and ‘Twink’ have been helping with the campaign. Professor Alice Stanton, Chair of the Irish Heart Foundation Council on Blood Pressure stressed that it is also important to engage with healthcare professionals in order that treatment goals for hypertension be reached. Prof Stanton stressed that the primary objective of the IHF is to reduce BP levels and to reduce the burden of BP-related disease in Ireland.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Heart Foundation (IHF)en_GB
dc.subjectBLOOD PRESSURE-
dc.subjectHYPERTENSION-
dc.titleTreatment of hypertension to achieve blood pressure controlen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentIrish Heart Foundation (IHF)en_GB
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