Poor blood pressure control: what can we do?

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Great progress has been made during, the last 50 years, in our attempts to control blood pressure (BP) in the population and in particular in hypertensive patients [1]. First, physicians noticed that very strict control of salt intake was able to decrease BP significantly even in so-called malignant hypertension; this was followed by a continuous search to finding antihypertensive drugs: different classes were detected each having a specific mechanism; careful well designed controlled studies have proven their efficacy. Recently, new techniques have been developed like renal nerve ablation [2] and stimulation of baroreceptors [3].

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