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Status of hypertension in Europe

Reuter, H. and Jordan, J. (2019) Status of hypertension in Europe. Current Opinion in Cardiology, 34 (4), pp. 342-349. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Ltd.. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000642. ISSN 0268-4705.

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Purpose of review Arterial hypertension is the leading preventable cause of cardiovascular disease worldwide. Effective European programs aiming to improve awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension are lacking. Recent findings Europe is heading the statistics for hypertension prevalence and cardiovascular disease. On the one hand this predominance reflects the increasing life expectancy in European population, whereas on the other hand, it can be attributed to the sedentary lifestyle and the nutritional habits of wealthy societies. Despite its economic power, Europe also ranges among the regions with the lowest rates of hypertension awareness and control worldwide. Summary The present study discusses the influence of medical inertia, insufficient patient education, contradictory recommendations from the European and independent national societies, the need for hypertension programs, as well as differences in health policies in Europe as potential factors that may contribute to this discrepancy.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/129856/
Document Type:Article
Title:Status of hypertension in Europe
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Reuter, H.University Hypertension Center Cologne, Department III for Internal Medicine, Heart Center of the University of Cologne, Department of Internal Medicine, Ev. Klinikum Köln-WeyertalUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jordan, J.Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:July 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Current Opinion in Cardiology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 342-349
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Ltd.
Keywords:awareness, Europe, health policy, hypertension, regional disparities
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Systemphysiologie (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine
Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Leitungsbereich ME
Deposited By: Schrage, Larissa
Deposited On:29 Oct 2019 14:33
Last Modified:29 Oct 2019 14:33

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