International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023

A Study on Attainment of Target Blood Pressure in Hypertensives in a Teaching Hospital

Dr. Chennamsetty Anusha | Dr. Baddepudi Thanmayee Reddy | Dr. Uma M A [2]

Abstract: Introduction: In today's India, hypertension is one of the most important public health issues. The global cases of hypertension is about 1.13 billion people. Uncontrolled hypertension causes damage to target organs and a significant burden in the community. As a result, aggressive hypertension control is required to preserve and protect public health in India. Objectives: To estimate the proportion of patients with hypertension attaining target blood pressure on anti Hypertensive treatment. To compare the profile of the two groups of patients who have and have not attained target blood pressure. Design: Observational, cross - sectional study done in a tertiary care hospital, PES Medical College Hospital, Kuppam. Subjects and methods: Hypertensive Patients attending the medical outpatient clinic and those admitted to the medical wards of PES Medical College Hospital, Kuppam. Target goals for BP in different groups were defined according to American Heart Association guidelines 2017. Results: Patients with a history of smoking, obesity, alcohol were from the uncontrolled BP group. Medication non - compliance was seen in the uncontrolled BP group. Conclusion: The most common cause for not attainment of target blood pressure was Noncompliant to medications. So every hypertensive patient should be counseled for taking regular medications, a salt - restricted diet, and frequent follow - ups at the hospital.

Keywords: hypertension, compliance, target organ damage, smoking, obesity

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,

Pages: 893 - 896

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