Three Questions About Trends in Antihypertensive Combination Therapy (Consultant 360)

Three Questions About Trends in Antihypertensive Combination Therapy

Specific combinations of 2 drug classes, based upon complementary mechanisms or benefits for a concomitant disease, are recommended for the management of hypertension. However, how often these combinations are utilized and how these trends are affected by the effectiveness of blood pressure control, is less well understood.

In a recent study, the researchers used data from the electronic health records of 27,579 patients with hypertension and defined BP control as a BP <140/90 mm Hg. Overall, BP control was 65% among the participants and preferred dual antihypertensive therapy was prescribed in 55% of patients with uncomplicated hypertension, 49% of those with diabetes, and 47% of those with a history of myocardial infarction.

Consultant360 reached out to study authors Oyunbileg Magvanjav, MD, Ph.D., and Julie A. Johnson, PharmD, dean and distinguished professor at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida, to find out more about their research.

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