Introduction: Hypertension is the biggest contributor to the global burden of cardiovascular diseases and related death, but the rates of hypertension awareness, treatment, and control remain largely perfectible. Methods: During the XVII World Hypertension Day (May 17th, 2021), a nationwide cross-sectional opportunistic study endorsed by the Italian Society of Hypertension was conducted on volunteer adults ≥ 18 years to raise awareness of high blood pressure (BP). A questionnaire on major demographic/clinical features (sex, age, employment, education, BP status awareness, hypertension family/personal history, antihypertensive medications use) and BP measurement habits (≥1 BP measurement in the previous month/week) was administered. Due to the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, BP was measured with standard procedures in a subset of participants (24.4%). Results: A total of 1354 participants (mean age 56.3 ± 15.3 years; 57.3% women; mean BP: 131.2 ± 17.5/81.6 ± 10.5 mmHg; 42.3% self-declared hypertensive; 41.4% on antihypertensive medications) were enrolled; 73.6% declared being aware of their BP status. Among treated individuals with measured BP, 26.9% showed BP levels within the predefined therapeutic goals. Interestingly, BP status awareness rates were the highest among individuals with uncontrolled hypertension (85.1%) and the lowest among those with normal measured BP (54.4%). Conclusions: This survey provides an updated insight into hypertension awareness and control in a setting of daily clinical practice, emphasizing the centricity of patients in the therapeutic alliance for a successful reduction of cardiovascular risk.

Del Pinto, R., Grassi, G., Lorenza Muiesan, M., Borghi, C., Carugo, S., Cicero, A., et al. (2022). World Hypertension Day 2021 in Italy: Results of a Nationwide Survey. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE & CARDIOVASCULAR PREVENTION, 29(4), 353-359 [10.1007/s40292-022-00519-4].

World Hypertension Day 2021 in Italy: Results of a Nationwide Survey

Guido Grassi;Stefano Carugo;Gianfranco Parati;
2022

Abstract

Introduction: Hypertension is the biggest contributor to the global burden of cardiovascular diseases and related death, but the rates of hypertension awareness, treatment, and control remain largely perfectible. Methods: During the XVII World Hypertension Day (May 17th, 2021), a nationwide cross-sectional opportunistic study endorsed by the Italian Society of Hypertension was conducted on volunteer adults ≥ 18 years to raise awareness of high blood pressure (BP). A questionnaire on major demographic/clinical features (sex, age, employment, education, BP status awareness, hypertension family/personal history, antihypertensive medications use) and BP measurement habits (≥1 BP measurement in the previous month/week) was administered. Due to the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, BP was measured with standard procedures in a subset of participants (24.4%). Results: A total of 1354 participants (mean age 56.3 ± 15.3 years; 57.3% women; mean BP: 131.2 ± 17.5/81.6 ± 10.5 mmHg; 42.3% self-declared hypertensive; 41.4% on antihypertensive medications) were enrolled; 73.6% declared being aware of their BP status. Among treated individuals with measured BP, 26.9% showed BP levels within the predefined therapeutic goals. Interestingly, BP status awareness rates were the highest among individuals with uncontrolled hypertension (85.1%) and the lowest among those with normal measured BP (54.4%). Conclusions: This survey provides an updated insight into hypertension awareness and control in a setting of daily clinical practice, emphasizing the centricity of patients in the therapeutic alliance for a successful reduction of cardiovascular risk.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Awareness; Blood pressure; Hypertension; Survey;
English
13-apr-2022
2022
29
4
353
359
open
Del Pinto, R., Grassi, G., Lorenza Muiesan, M., Borghi, C., Carugo, S., Cicero, A., et al. (2022). World Hypertension Day 2021 in Italy: Results of a Nationwide Survey. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE & CARDIOVASCULAR PREVENTION, 29(4), 353-359 [10.1007/s40292-022-00519-4].
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
DelPinto2022_Article_WorldHypertensionDay2021InItal.pdf

accesso aperto

Descrizione: Original Article
Tipologia di allegato: Publisher’s Version (Version of Record, VoR)
Dimensione 655.04 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
655.04 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/10281/388105
Citazioni
  • Scopus 8
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 9
Social impact