Dyslipidemia and hypertension – what to worry about more?


Authors: Jan Václavík
Authors‘ workplace: I. interní klinika - kardiologická LF UP a FN Olomouc
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2018; 64(4): 395-401
Category: Reviews

Overview

Dyslipidemia is present in every other patient with arterial hypertension. With increasing blood pressure and cholesterol levels, the risk of cardiovascular events increases proportionally. Treatment of dyslipidemia appears to lower cardiovascular mortality to a greater extent than treatment of hypertension. A significant proportion of patients with dyslipidemia indicated for drug therapy are not treated at all or treated insufficiently and do not reach the target values. Concurrent treatment of hypertension and dyslipidemia reduces the incidence of cardiovascular events significantly more than treating only one of these diseases. An even better efficacy of combined treatment of hypertension and dyslipidemia can be achieved by improving patient adherence using fixed drug combinations.

Key words:
arterial hypertension – cardiovascular events – dyslipidemia – fixed combinations –treatment


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