'Stepped-Up' Care Improves Blood Pressure Control

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Low Blood Pressure and Control

A new review of evidence suggests that a "stepped-up" care approach can lower blood pressure for patients who haven't achieved good control of their hypertension.


"This is congruent with evidence from randomized trials that have really encouraged physicians to adhere to protocols and systematically care for people with chronic medical conditions such as hypertension," said review author Tom Fahey.

Fahey is a family physician with the Tayside Centre for General Practice in Dundee, Scotland, and a hypertension researcher. He said stepped-up care means a physician has mapped out a clear plan to adjust hypertension treatment

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