TITLE

Major improvements in the control of hypertension in Canada

AUTHOR(S)
Chobanian, Aram V.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/14/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 9, p996
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
In this article the author discusses aspects of the hypertension control improvements in Canada from 1992 to 2009. He cites the report by F. A. McAlister and colleagues which shows that hypertension control in Canada has improved in terms of awareness, which increased from 56.9% to 82.5% and treatment, from 34.6% to 79%. However, he is critical on the use of the electronic oscillometric monitor (BpTRU device) in the study instead of the standard sphygmomanometer in blood pressure measurement.
ACCESSION #
63197186

 

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