'Awareness needed to educate people regarding BP control'

Aligarh: Prof. Asif Hasan, Chairman, Department of Cardiology, JN Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University stressed the need for carrying out awareness programmes throughout the university to educate people regarding the control of blood pressure and its disastrous consequences. He was addressing a programme to mark World Hypertension Day.

He said that home BP monitoring, regular checkup, compliance with treatment prescriptions advised by the physicians, and the need for disciplined stress-free life with proper diet and physical exercise is essential to keep away from hypertension.

“A number of advances have been made on the front of pharmacology and investigations and catheter-based interventions are expected in the near future to manage refractory hypertension”, he said.

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