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

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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.
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Awareness; Blood pressure; Hypertension; Survey;
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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].
Del Pinto, R; Grassi, G; Lorenza Muiesan, M; Borghi, C; Carugo, S; Cicero, A; Di Meo, L; Iaccarino, G; Minuz, P; Mulatero, P; Mulè, G; Parati, G; Pucci, G; Salvetti, M; Sarzani, R; Savoia, C; Sechi, L; Tocci, G; Volpe, M; Vulpis, V; Ferri, C
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