World Hypertension Day 2017

In World Hypertension Day 2017, The HTN Research Centre related to Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences Iran, has measured blood pressure of 1001 individuals referring to clinics related to this research Centre.
 

These measurements were achieved from people over 18 years old during one month, using their right hand. None of these people had their blood pressure measured for at least a year. Individuals with blood pressure of ≥140/90 mmHg or people with known hypertension (240 people), received a training book about healthy lifestyle. In addition, people with blood pressure of ≥160/100 mmHg (44 people) had free physician visit. 98 persons, 9.8% of the whole people, stated that they have had known hypertension, but they have not measured their blood pressure in the last year. This means that they have low compliance. Moreover, only 65.3% of these hypertensive patients used their medicines regularly.

 

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank and acknowledge all the officials and personnel of HTN Research Centre and people who contributed. Alireza Khosravi: Associate Professor, Isfahan Hypertension Research Center, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

 

Executive team:

Maryam Eghbali Babadi: PhD candidate of Hypertension Research Center, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran Sayed Abdullah Ahmadi: Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Hassan Alikhasi: Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Hosein Heidari: General Practitioner, Cardiac Rehabilitation Research Center, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Mahnaz jozan: Hypertension research center, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Noushin Mohammadifard: PhD, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.