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International Journal of Hypertension
Volume 2013, Article ID 382802, 7 pages
Review Article

Hypertension Management in the High Cardiovascular Risk Population

1Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
2Department of Cardiology, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
3Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and the Department of Cardiology, Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike , East Meadow, NY 11554, USA

Received 27 September 2012; Accepted 26 December 2012

Academic Editor: Adam T. Whaley-Connell

Copyright © 2013 Ilir Maraj et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The incidence of hypertension is increasing every year. Blood pressure (BP) control is an important therapeutic goal for the slowing of progression as well as for the prevention of Cardiovascular disease. The management of hypertension in the high cardiovascular risk population remains a real challenge as the population continues to age, the incidence of diabetes increases, and more and more people survive acute myocardial infarction. We will review hypertension management in the high cardiovascular risk population: patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and heart failure (HF) as well as in diabetic patients.