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Improving Adherence to Therapy for Hypertension

Stephen Brunton, MD, Director of Faculty Development, Cabarrus Family Medicine, Charlotte, North Carolina, discusses techniques to improve adherence with therapy for hypertension.

References and Resources
Kressin NR et al. Hypertensive patients’ race, health beliefs, process of care, and medication adherence. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Jun;22(6):768-74.
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Wetzels GE et al.Electronic monitoring of adherence as a tool to improve blood pressure control. A randomized controlled trial. Am J Hypertens. 2007 Feb;20(2):119-25.
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Hyre AD, Krousel-Wood MA, Muntner P, Kawasaki L, DeSalvo KB Prevalence and predictors of poor antihypertensive medication adherence in an urban health clinic setting. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2007 Mar;9(3):179-86.
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Click Here to download the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7 Express).

Click Here to download the Reference Card from the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7).

Dr. Brunton has disclosed the following:
Consulting Fees: Pfizer, Novo Nordisk, Amylin, Takeda, Novartis

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