The 2012 Canadian Hypertension Education Program Recommendations for the Management of Hypertension: Blood Pressure Measurement, Diagnosis, Assessment of Risk, and Therapy Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We updated the evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment of hypertension in adults for 2012. The new recommendations are: (1) use of home blood pressure monitoring to confirm a diagnosis of white coat syndrome; (2) mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists may be used in selected patients with hypertension and systolic heart failure; (3) a history of atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertension should not be a factor in deciding to prescribe an angiotensin-receptor blocker for the treatment of hypertension; and (4) the blood pressure target for patients with nondiabetic chronic kidney disease has now been changed to < 140/90 mm Hg from < 130/80 mm Hg. We also reviewed the recent evidence on blood pressure targets for patients with hypertension and diabetes and continue to recommend a blood pressure target of less than 130/80 mm Hg.

authors

  • Daskalopoulou, Stella S
  • Khan, Nadia A
  • Quinn, Robert R
  • Ruzicka, Marcel
  • McKay, Donald W
  • Hackam, Daniel G
  • Rabkin, Simon W
  • Rabi, Doreen M
  • Gilbert, Richard E
  • Padwal, Raj S
  • Dawes, Martin
  • Touyz, Rhian M
  • Campbell, Tavis S
  • Cloutier, Lyne
  • Grover, Steven
  • Honos, George
  • Herman, Robert J
  • Schiffrin, Ernesto L
  • Bolli, Peter
  • Wilson, Thomas
  • Feldman, Ross D
  • Lindsay, M Patrice
  • Hemmelgarn, Brenda R
  • Hill, Michael D
  • Gelfer, Mark
  • Burns, Kevin D
  • Vallée, Michel
  • Prasad, GV Ramesh
  • Lebel, Marcel
  • McLean, Donna
  • Arnold, J Malcolm O
  • Moe, Gordon W
  • Howlett, Jonathan G
  • Boulanger, Jean-Martin
  • Larochelle, Pierre
  • Leiter, Lawrence A
  • Jones, Charlotte
  • Ogilvie, Richard I
  • Woo, Vincent
  • Kaczorowski, Janusz
  • Trudeau, Luc
  • Bacon, Simon L
  • Petrella, Robert J
  • Milot, Alain
  • Stone, James A
  • Drouin, Denis
  • Lamarre-Cliché, Maxime
  • Godwin, Marshall
  • Tremblay, Guy
  • Hamet, Pavel
  • Fodor, George
  • Carruthers, S George
  • Pylypchuk, George
  • Burgess, Ellen
  • Lewanczuk, Richard
  • Dresser, George K
  • Penner, Brian
  • Hegele, Robert A
  • McFarlane, Philip A
  • Sharma, Mukul
  • Campbell, Norman RC
  • Reid, Debra
  • Poirier, Luc
  • Tobe, Sheldon W

publication date

  • May 2012

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