From the monitoring of severe to a survey of mild adverse effects of current antihypertensive therapy: The hidden side of the iceberg

A. Zanchetti, E. Ambrosioni, A. Pessina, B. Trimarco, E. A. Rosei, C. Dal Palu, M. Guazzi, B. Magnani, G. Mancia, C. Patrono, A. Pessina, A. Rappelli, A. Salvetti

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Abstract

One of the most important causes of the unsatisfactory results of antihypertensive therapy in current medical practice is the difficulty in evaluating individual tolerability to the various antihypertensive agents. The methods commonly used, i.e. assessment in controlled studies of limited duration, or notification to pharmacovigilance authorities, clearly underestimate the problem. In order to obtain more correct information on antihypertensive practice, an Italian pharmacoepidemiological study has recently been planned, and the results of a pilot phase of this study are reported here.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-41
Number of pages2
JournalBlood Pressure, Supplement
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Antihypertensive treatment
  • Compliance
  • Hypertension
  • Italy
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Tolerability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

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    Zanchetti, A., Ambrosioni, E., Pessina, A., Trimarco, B., Rosei, E. A., Dal Palu, C., Guazzi, M., Magnani, B., Mancia, G., Patrono, C., Pessina, A., Rappelli, A., & Salvetti, A. (1997). From the monitoring of severe to a survey of mild adverse effects of current antihypertensive therapy: The hidden side of the iceberg. Blood Pressure, Supplement, 6(1), 40-41.