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Friday, March 27 • 08:00 - 17:00
[VIRTUAL] Patient Awareness of Chronic Management of Hypertension in the Armenian Population

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Understanding factors that influence effective treatment is essential toward tackling hypertension in Armenia and beyond. This study retrospectively reviewed 144 patients ≥ 18 years old with blood pressure (BP) readings ≥ 130/80 who participated in the CUSOM/CPHS mobile clinics in Armenia. The primary objective was to assess patient awareness regarding hypertension diagnosis and current use of antihypertensive medications. Although 84.7% acknowledged they had high BP, only 73.6% reported taking an anti-hypertensive medication. The subset of Armenian patients studied were aware of their high BP. However, these findings identify the need for comprehensive education regarding the importance of medication adherence.


Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT