Thursday, February 17, 2011

High blood pressure patients 'benefit' from therapy (UK)

High blood pressure patients 'benefit' from therapy (UK)"Patients with high blood pressure would benefit from a series of personal advice sessions on their medication, say UK researchers. Writing in the Journal of Human Hypertension, they said many of the 10 million people with the condition in the UK fail to take their medication. The study showed a 14% reduction in blood pressure when people took part in "adherence therapy". The British Heart Foundation said the findings should not be ignored. High blood pressure, known as hypertension, is one of the leading causes of heart disease and stroke. It can be treated with medication, but the authors claim that half of patients do not take their medication correctly" - BBC

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