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Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Mary Von, PA-C, MS, CLC
Jonathon W. Gietzen MS PA-C
Hypertensive cardiovascular disease is a common ailment among the human race, affecting 33% of the US population. When left untreated it can lead to increased morbidity and mortality. Fortunately, various methods of treatment exist to help control this important aspect of cardiovascular health. This article validated this fact by studying a small sample (n=155) of patient's charts in an internal medicine practice in Hillsboro, OR. Patients were evaluated and analyzed into groups according to the number of hypertensive medications they were taking during the time frame of the study. The review discovered that most hypertensive patients were controlled within the JNC7 guidelines using one or two appropriate antihypertensive medications.
Wells, Eric N., "A Review of Hypertensive Medications and their Ability to Control Blood Pressure" (2006). School of Physician Assistant Studies. 34.