Hypertension management in Canada: good news, but important challenges remain

Mohan, Sailesh; Campbell, Norm R. C.
May 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/20/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 11, p1458
Academic Journal
The article presents a commentary on the three papers on hypertension management in Ontario published within the issue. According to the author, these papers bring evidence of marked improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in Ontario. He opines that the findings will have a major impact on health care professionals interested in cardiovascular disease, public health and hypertension worldwide.


Related Articles

  • The case for home monitoring in hypertension. Padfield, Paul L. // BMC Medicine;2010, Vol. 8, p55 

    Although the assessment of cardiovascular risk in individual patients takes into account a range of risk factors, the diagnosis and management of hypertension (high blood pressure) is largely determined by a single numerical value, albeit that often several readings are taken over time. Given...

  • THE EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION. Groover Jr., M. E.; Simpson, W. E.; Fulghum, J. E. // Angiology;Jan1975 Part 1, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p15 

    A survey of a West Florida area to detect high blood pressure and to determine the effectiveness of treatment shows that 16% of the surveyed population had blood pressure above 160/90. The estimated target population was 29,650 and of this number 17,601 were surveyed. 2,838 either had blood...

  • Further validation that claims data are a useful tool for epidemiologic research on hypertension. Tessier-Sherman, Baylah; Galusha, Deron; Taiwo, Oyebode A.; Cantley, Linda; Slade, Martin D.; Kirsche, Sharon R.; Cullen, Mark R. // BMC Public Health;2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1 

    Background: The practice of using medical service claims in epidemiologic research on hypertension is becoming increasingly common, and several published studies have attempted to validate the diagnostic data contained therein. However, very few of those studies have had the benefit of using...

  • Treatment and prevention of hypertension: Where have we been and where are we going? Luft, Friedrich C. // Kidney International Supplement;Aug1995, Issue 50, pS-14 

    Explores the modality of treatment and prevention of hypertension. Identification of genes associated with blood pressure regulation and the development of hypertension; Application of diuretics and beta blockers; Influence of environmental factors on blood pressure.

  • INRs found to be poor signs of bleeds.  // GP: General Practitioner;11/5/2004, p8 

    The article presents information on Serial Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INRs) who are poor predictors of hemorrhagic events, according to the U.S. researchers. The nested case-control study involved patients from a cohort of 2,391 being treated at one outpatient anticoagulation clinic...

  • Patterns and outcomes of medical admissions in the accident and emergency department of a tertiary health center in a rural community of Ekiti, Nigeria. Ogunmola, Olarinde Jeffrey; Olamoyegun, Michael A. // Journal of Emergencies, Trauma & Shock;Oct-Dec2014, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p261 

    Background: Low and middle-income countries like Nigeria face many challenges in emergency medical care owing to poor treatment facilities and inadequately trained personnel. Most Nigerians live in rural areas. The disease and death burdens in accident and emergency departments in this setting...

  • Managing DVT in primary care. Stephens, Liam // Independent Nurse;3/2/2009, p18 

    The article offers information on the implication and treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in Great Britain. It is considered the third most common cardiovascular disease (CVD) after acute coronary syndrome and stroke. It states that proximal DVT is a clot extending from the calf into the...

  • On Improving Hypertension Treatment Success. Covit, Andrew B. // Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jan2005, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p19 

    The article discusses optimal clinical management of hypertension. Analysis of the hypertensive population of more than 50 million people in the United States exhibited an embarrassing decrease in the number of those who received a diagnosis and therapeutic intervention and subsequently achieved...

  • How I... made sure hypertension guidelines did not cost us quality points. Wood, John // Pulse;4/16/2005, Vol. 65 Issue 15, p57 

    Explains how the author's practice follows both the British Hypertension Society (BHS) and National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines while also achieving maximum quality points. Debate about the BHS and NICE hypertension guidelines; Development of the GMS hypertension register;...

  • HANDLE THE PRESSURE.  // Good Medicine (Australian Consolidated Press);Dec2006, p11 

    This section answers a question concerning high blood pressure. To improve the health of people suffering from high blood pressure, they should maintain a healthy weight and stay fit. It is also necessary to at least have 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week. Patients with...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics