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Project ImPACT: Hypertension

About the Issue

"Two-thirds of hypertensive patients on medical therapy are not being controlled to their optimal blood pressure goals."

About the Issue

Over 74 million Americans have elevated blood pressure that warrants treatment.9 Uncontrolled hypertension leads to end stage renal disease, heart failure, myocardial infarction, stroke, and is the number one attributable risk factor for death throughout the world. Despite understanding the risks associated with hypertension, approximately 30 percent of adults are still unaware that they have hypertension, greater than 40 percent of individuals with hypertension are not being treated, and two-thirds of hypertensive patients on medical therapy are not being controlled to their optimal blood pressure goals.10 Non-adherence to lifestyle changes and medications has been identified as a barrier to optimal antihypertensive therapy. 

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