Hypertension Optimization Program to Implement Treatment Targets with Target Organ Damage Affecting You

Hypertension may affect any vascular organ in the body leading to Target Organ Damage.
These includes the:

  • Brain leading to stroke and hemorrhage
  • Eyes leading to vascular damage called retinopathy
  • Heart leading to thickening or hypertrophy and contributing to the development of coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Kidneys leading to kidney damage (nephropathy) evidences by protein in the urine, deteriorating kidney function and ultimately kidney failure
  • Thoracic aorta, the large blood vessel leading from the heart, which may become dilated or aneurysmal and subject to tear or dissection
  • Abdominal aorta leading to aneurysm and risk of rupture
  • Peripheral vascular bed or blood vessels throughout the body leading to peripheral vascular disease (PVD) or aortic aneurysm

The accompanying slide show reviews target organ damage.

The presence or Target Organ Damage Affecting You is a strong reason to HOP to ITT and treat hypertension aggressively and continuously to Target for the rest of your life.



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