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The fixed combination of verapamil SR/trandolapril (Tarka®) - is an effective, well-tolerated therapy for the treatment of essential hypertension in those who require more than one agent to achieve optimal blood pressure (BP) control. The endpoints is compliance with Tarka® treatment by number/percentage of patients continued on fixed combination Tarka therapy after six months. This Post Marketing Observational Study (PMOS) will be conducted in a prospective, single-arm, single-country, multicenter format. The investigational sites will be the cardiologists, the doctors of internal medicine and general practicians . Since this will be a PMOS, Tarka® will be prescribed in usual manner in accordance with the terms of the local market authorization with regards to dose, population and indication as well as the local guidelines.
Follow-up of patients enables 4 patient visits during this period. For these reasons, the most likely visits are defined as "Inclusion visit" at which treatment with Tarka® is to be initiated, and then "Follow-up visit Week 4-6", "Follow-up visit Month 3 " and "Follow-up visit Month 6", although dates will depend only on the decision of the physician. For these reasons, the most likely visits are defined as "S/V", "F1", "F2", "F3". The end point is compliance with Tarka® treatment by number/percentage of patients continued on fixed combination Tarka therapy after six months.
Time Perspective: Prospective
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 38868
Benesov u Prahy
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:33-0400
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