Addressing global disparities in blood pressure control: perspectives of the International Society of Hypertension
The European Society of Cardiology ESC had recently published an interesting reveiw endorsed and prepared by the international Society of Hypertension ISH about global disparities in blood pressure control from ISH perspectives after collecting data and opinions from its global members and Hypertension societies including our society, IqHS, presented by its president Prof. Ghazi F. Haji who was one of its contributers and this is regarded as an important development.,This paper outline the following:
(1) Lessons learnt over the past 50 years. Key steps taken over the past decades in the management of hypertension including BP-lowering agents, the non-pharmacological management of hypertension,
landmark trials, guidelines, treatment, and control.
(2) The impact of raised BP worldwide. This section highlights unique region-specific challenges and opportunities based on evidence and experiences of ISH members. Regions include SSA, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Asia Pacific;
(3) Actions to ensure evidence-based hypertension care for cardiovascular risk reduction. This section provides strategies to improve hypertension care and to eliminate related disparities among and within countries