Medication Adherence and Blood Pressure Control
Published: October 07, 2021
- The widespread treatment of hypertension with improvement in blood pressure (BP) has been a major contributor to the large age-specific decline in heart disease and stroke.
- Gaps persist between public health targets and achieved BP control rates in the United States.
- This scientific statement summarizes the current knowledge of medication non-adherence in relation to the national prevalence of poor BP control. This summary includes methods for measuring medication adherence, risk factors for antihypertensive medications non-adherence and strategies for improving adherence to antihypertensive medications at the individual and the health system level.
- Commentary: Medication Adherence - Is It Really the Patient’s Fault? by 1. Jeffrey Brettler, MD and 2. Kristi Reynolds, PhD, MPH
- Top Things to Know: Medication Adherence & Blood Pressure (BP) Control
- News Release: Health system crucial to improve medication adherence for people managing hypertension
- 2017 Hypertension Clinical Guidelines
- 2019 Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults With High Blood Pressure
- Physical Activity as a Critical Component of First-Line Treatment for Elevated Blood Pressure or Cholesterol: Who, What, and How?
- Management of Stage 1 Hypertension in Adults With a Low 10-Year Risk for Cardiovascular Disease: Filling a Guidance Gap
- Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home
- Measurement of Blood Pressure in Humans