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Exercise as a treatment: do we talk about it enough in Hypertension Management?

By John Graby

Take Home Messages

  • CVD remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality suggesting a need for improving its management
  • Exercise is important in the management of specific conditions, e.g. hypertension, and has been shown to be as effective as first-line anti-hypertensive medication in improving blood pressure control
  • A recent ESC Consensus Document highlighted, for the first time, how clinicians can prescribe exercise relative to an individual’s baseline hypertensive category and ethnicity
  • Cardiologists and Clinical Practitioners need to proactively and directly discuss the role of specific forms of physical activity and exercise with patients

Read full article at the British Cardiovascular Society