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A. Bharath Kumar and M.S. Umashankar
Hypertension is a major health problem and its incidence was rapidly
growing from urban and rural communities. The narrowed arteries can reduce the blood
flow in the arteries due to this condition the development of pressure can increase the
blood flowing capacity in the arteries is called arterial blood pressure. Patients who are
diagnosed with more than 140/90 mmHg reading is known as hypertension.
Uncontrolled blood pressure can damage the various vital organs which include
cardiac, retinal, renal, neurological diseases. The reduction of systolic and diastolic
blood pressure can lower the occurrence of cardiovascular disease. Various
pharmacological classes of drugs are available for the treatment of high blood pressure
includes beta blockers, diuretics, angiotensin receptor blockers, calcium channel
blockers, central sympatholytics, alpha blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme
inhibitors, vasodilator drugs can lower the progression of hypertensive complications in
the health care.
Angiotensin Receptor Blockers, Cardiovascular Disease, Diuretics,
Department of Pharmacy Practice SRM College of Pharmacy SRM IST, Kattankulathur 603203 Tamil Nadu, India.