High Blood Press Cardiovasc Prev 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.
Hypertension and Cardiovascular Prevention Unit, Division of Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, San Salvatore Hospital, University of L'Aquila, Building Delta 6, Coppito, 67100, L'Aquila, Italy.
Introduction: Hypertesion is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, worldwide, and its prevalence has been increasing in several countries, including Italy.
Aims: To assess hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control in a real-world sample of adults with self-reported diabetes compared with nondiabetic individuals.
Methods: Following the 2018 World Hypertension Day, a nationwide, cross-sectional epidemiological survey on cardiovascular risk factors ("Abbasso la Pressione!") in 3956 Italian pharmacies enrolled 47217 self-presenting volunteers (≥ 18 years). Read More