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Arterial hypertension

Arterial hypertension – A silent scourge

Arterial hypertension is a chronic illness that is constantly on the rise throughout the world. Nowadays, it is the leading cause of death from disease, according to the WHO. This condition, which can have serious consequences, can be easily managed, if diagnosed early and treated appropriately.

Patients have their say

 “My life with hypertension” – Maria shares her experience

 “My life with hypertension” – Philippe shares his experience


Understanding angina

Angina, also known as angina pectoris, tends to manifest as chest pain or pressure that is generally precipitated by activity or exertion. It is a symptom of myocardial ischemia, which causes a reversible lesion on the heart muscle (myocardium) when it fails to receive insufficient blood and oxygen. It is often caused by the partial or complete blockage of the arteries in the heart (coronary arteries). Anti-anginal therapies relieve the symptoms of ischemia, thereby improving patients’ quality of life.

Angina – patient experiences

The teams at Servier organized a series of angina workshops with the patient organization the Global Heart Hub. Several patients agreed to share their experience of living with angina.

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Heart failure

Heart failure is caused by structural and/or functional anomalies in the heart that lead to high blood pressure and/or blood not being pumped as well as it should during rest or exertion. Symptoms of heart failure include shortness of breath, swelling in the ankles and fatigue. While patient prognosis has considerably improved over recent years since new treatments have been made available, which primarily serve to tackle the symptoms and improve the way the heart works, it still remains inadequate and patient quality of life needs to be further improved.

Did you know?

We develop innovative digital solutions to diagnose patients earlier and boost adherence to treatment.

The My Health Partner website presents content that is tailored to people with hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and heart failure. It serves as a single platform for patients, presenting information about several risk factors so as to improve their understanding of their health.

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