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World J Hypertens. Feb 23, 2016; 6(1): 53-59
Published online Feb 23, 2016. doi: 10.5494/wjh.v6.i1.53
Management of hypertension: Current state of the art and challenges
Faruk Turgut, Mustafa Yaprak, Emaad Abdel-Rahman
Faruk Turgut, Mustafa Yaprak, Department of Nephrology, School of Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University, 31034 Hatay, Turkey
Emaad Abdel-Rahman, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Box 800133, Charlottesville, VA 22908, United States
Author contributions: Turgut F and Yaprak M wrote the manuscript; Abdel-Rahman E edited the manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they no conflict of interest.
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Correspondence to: Emaad Abdel-Rahman, MD, PhD, FASN, Professor of Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Box 800133, Charlottesville, VA 22908, United States. ea6n@virginia.edu
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Received: September 30, 2015
Peer-review started: October 8, 2015
First decision: November 30, 2015
Revised: December 4, 2015
Accepted: January 16, 2016
Article in press: January 18, 2016
Published online: February 23, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Hypertension is a major modifiable cardiovascular risk factor. It is well established that a sustained reduction in blood pressure by drugs reduces the incidence of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. There are several types of drugs that can be used in the management of hypertension. But, the ideal treatment strategy remains uncertain for such a common and treatable disease. In recent years, studies and new guidelines were published addressing management of hypertension. Despite new guidelines, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension are very poor. We highlighted the management of hypertension in the light of current literature.