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Key National Hypertension Reports for Health Professionals:

Hypertension and Economic Burden of Illnesses in Canada. June 19, 2000

In this report, the projected burden of stroke, myocardial infarction and renal dialysis as a result of hypertension is estimated. It is estimated that a screening program that results in reduced hypertension in the population would save between $433.78 million and $1.301 billion in the management of these three diseases, depending upon the magnitude of reduction of blood pressure. View this report (pdf, 13 pg., 29kb)

The National High Blood Pressure and Control Strategy, The Canadian Coalition for High Blood Pressure Prevention and Control, September 15, 1999

This report outlines a strategy to prevent and control high blood pressure. It is directed at policy makers at the local, provincial/territorial and national level in both the health and non-health sectors. The major health goal is to reduce the prevalence of uncontrolled high blood pressure in Canada by 10% by the year 2003.

  • National High Blood Pressure Prevention and Control Strategy- Executive Summary (pdf, 3 pg., 7kb)
  • National High Blood Pressure Prevention and Control Strategy - Summary (pdf, 24 pg., 56kb)
  • National High Blood Pressure Prevention and Control Strategy - Final Report (pdf, 84 pg., 286kb)
  • National High Blood Pressure Prevention and Control Strategy - Slide Presentation (ppt., 21 slides)

For additional information visit the the Canadian Hypertension Society Web site at www.chs.md

The 2000 Canadian Hypertension Recommendations, The Canadian Hypertension Recommendations Working Group

The Canadian Recommendations for the Management of Hypertension are based on a critical review of the literature (2000 and earlier). This report provides a rapid update of the 1999 hypertension recommendations. The Canadian process has resulted in the development of recommendations that are at least 3 years more current than other national or international recommendations.

  • The 2000 Canadian Hypertension Recommendations. A Summary. The Canadian Hypertension Recommendations Working Group  English | Francais
  • The 2000 Canadian Hypertension Recommendations. Slide Set. The Canadian Hypertension Recommendations Working Group It is intended that these slides be used for educational purposes in the year 2001. There is a process to annually update the recommendations and slides. The next version will be available early in 2002.

    There are 4 sets of slides:

    The Introduction set has 25 slides outlining those involved in setting up the recommendations, as well as providing information on risk assessment which is not currently part of the Canadian hypertension recommendations process. An introduction to the epidemiology of hypertension in Canada is provided as well as some of the benefits of therapy.

    The Diagnostic section has 24 slides and outlines the recommendations for measuring blood pressure and diagnosing hypertension. It provides recommendations for follow-up of blood pressure, laboratory assessment, home blood pressure measurement, ambulatory blood pressure measurement and use of echocardiography.

    The Lifestyle file has 8 slides outlining lifestyle recommendations for individuals with hypertension. A slide on improving adherence is also included.

    The Treatment file has 34 slides outlining the recommendations for pharmacologic treatment of hypertension in the presence and absence of various risk factors and diseases.

 

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