Lowering of blood pressure – by treatment of other risk factors

Authors: Miroslav Souček 1,2
Authors‘ workplace: II. interní klinika LF MU a FN u sv. Anny v Brně, přednosta prof. MUDr. Miroslav Souček, CSc. 1;  Mezinárodní centrum klinického výzkumu – ICRC FN u sv. Anny v Brně, ředitel Gorazd B. Stokin, M. D., MSc., Ph. D 2
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2015; 61(7-8): 717-720
Category: Vanýsek´s day 2015


Reaching the target value of blood pressure is still a big problem. A mere 30 % of treated hypertensives reach blood pressure values < 140/90 mm Hg. Hypertensive patients often exhibit further risk factors – diabetes mellitus, dyslipoproteinemia, excess weight and obesity, all of which are included in the definition of metabolic syndrome. The cardiovascular risks associated with the individual risk factors are not summed, they are multiplied. Unfortunately, the individual risk factors have been treated separately until now. However, there is an effort aimed at treating individual risk factors in the way that may positively affect others. The study focuses on the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, excess weight and obesity taking account of possible influencing of blood pressure values.

Key words:
type 2 diabetes mellitus – hypertension – metabolic syndrome – excess weight – obesity


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