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Published in: Current Cardiology Reports 10/2023

02-09-2023 | Hypertension | Global Cardiovascular Health (L Sperling and D Gaita, Section Editors)

Improving Hypertension Control in Vulnerable Populations Around the World

Authors: Shamitha A. Manohar, Rachel M. Charbonnet, Tina K. Reddy, Keith C. Ferdinand

Published in: Current Cardiology Reports | Issue 10/2023

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Abstract

Purpose of Review

This review aims to describe recent literature, guidelines, and approaches to reveal and reduce hypertension burden in disadvantaged populations. Hypertension is a major global health issue and the most potent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, morbidity, and mortality. It disproportionally affects vulnerable populations, including low-, middle-, and high-income countries. Specifically, the burden of hypertension is higher in US Black adults, and addressing social determinants of health is crucial for reducing disparities among vulnerable populations worldwide.

Recent Findings

Multifactorial approaches, including lifestyle modifications and combination drug therapy, are essential in managing hypertension. Community-based interventions, team-based care, and telehealth strategies can also improve hypertension control. Additionally, renal nerve denervation is a potential treatment for resistant hypertension.

Summary

Overall, to reduce the global hypertension burden among vulnerable populations, emphasis should be placed on equitable healthcare access and application of evidence-based medicine.
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Metadata
Title
Improving Hypertension Control in Vulnerable Populations Around the World
Authors
Shamitha A. Manohar
Rachel M. Charbonnet
Tina K. Reddy
Keith C. Ferdinand
Publication date
02-09-2023
Publisher
Springer US
Keyword
Hypertension
Published in
Current Cardiology Reports / Issue 10/2023
Print ISSN: 1523-3782
Electronic ISSN: 1534-3170
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11886-023-01947-x

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