Δημοσίευση στις Apr 2019 στο PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30790132/?from_term=tsioufis&from_sort=date&from_size=200&from_pos=49

 

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Background:

Despite the overwhelming evidence and the established benefits of antihypertensive treatment, adherence to treatment remains low.


Objective:

To assess the adherence to treatment with a perindopril/indapamide/amlodipine single-pill combination (SPC), its effectiveness on blood pressure (BP) reduction, as well as the safety and tolerability of this SPC over a 4-month treatment period.


Methods:

This multicenter, non-interventional study prospectively included 2285 hypertensive patients on perindopril/indapamide/amlodipine SPC. The data were recorded at baseline, 1 month, and 4 months.


Results:

Of the 2285 hypertensive patients included in the study, 50.5% were at “high/very high risk”. Mean systolic (SBP)/diastolic (DBP) decreased from 162.3 ± 13.3/93.1 ± 9.3 mmHg at baseline to 129.7 ± 8.3/78.6 ± 7.1 mmHg at 4 months (p < 0.001). Patients with higher baseline BP levels showed greater BP reduction. Patients with hypertension stages 1, 2, and 3 showed mean SBP/DBP reductions of 21.5/10.4 mmHg, 34.2/14.7 mmHg, and 51.2/22.5 mmHg, respectively, at study end (p < 0.001). Only 26 patients (1.1%) prematurely discontinued treatment (0.58% due to an adverse reaction or event).


Conclusions:

Perindopril/indapamide/amlodipine SPC decreased BP levels rapidly and significantly. The degree of BP reduction was associated with the severity of hypertension and/or with total cardiovascular risk at baseline. Simplifying the drug regimen by using this SPC improved adherence and showed excellent tolerability.

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