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15July, 2016

Resistant Hypertension: an Approach to Management in Primary Care

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Hypertension is widely encountered in primary care and is most common condition managed at primary care level.  Hypertension affects 25% in Urban & 10-15% in rural population of India and almost half are poorly controlled.  Rules of Halves are applicable in Indian Society also whereby:-

  • Only ½ have been diagnosed
  • Only ½ of those diagnosed have been treated
  • Only ½ of those treated are adequately controlled
  • Thus only 12.5% overall are adequately....