Many young adults with hypertension are undertreated, study finds

02/21/2014 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Researchers analyzed data on more than 10,000 adult patients in the U.S. and found that only 34% of those ages 18 to 39 started blood pressure medication or had their blood pressure under control without drugs after being diagnosed with hypertension, compared with 44% of 40- to 59-year-olds and 56% of those ages 60 and older. The findings were published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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