Hypertension Update
ROLE OF SCORE CHART IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HYPERTENSION 618 View(s)

Peera Buranakitjaroen, M.D. Division of Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital. Verachai Teewatanawong, M.D. Medicine Unit, Lopburi Hospital.

Background: Hypertension is the most common disease in general practice. According to ESH&ESC guideline (2003), blood pressure (BP) level, cardiovascular risk factor, target organ damage and associated clinical conditions are prdictors of cardiovascular disease. Recently, ESC proposed the SCORE chart to predict 10 year-risk of fatal CVD which claimed to be useful in   the management of hypertension. The role of the SCORE chart in the management of hypertension is not fully documented, especially in Thailand. We hypothesized that the SCORE chart may be useful to patients with hypertension in clinical practice.


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