Updated Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring position statement
The Heart Foundation, in collaboration with the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia, has updated its ambulatory blood pressure monitoring position statement (2002).
View the position statement here. You will need to be a subscriber to the Journal of Hypertension to be able to view this article.
View the 'Tests and results' article from the Australian Family Physician Vol. 40, No. 11, Nov 2011 877-880.
Access the 2002 “Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring” position statement under ‘Other resources’ below.
Guide to management of hypertension 2008
The Heart Foundation's "Guide to management of hypertension 2008. Updated December 2010“ addresses evidence and recommendations from international guidelines released since the publication of the last guide in 2004. It includes revised treatment targets for various patient populations and consolidates information on the diagnosis, management and follow-up of people with hypertension. The guide has been endorsed by:
- the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
- the Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand
- Kidney Health Australia
- the National Stroke Foundation.
Health professionals will find the guide easy to use, with quick access to key recommendations and summarised treatment algorithms. The 2010 version includes the Australian cardiovascular disease risk charts.
You can access the full guideline and its associated resources below. Only the quick reference guide is available to order through our Health Information Service call 1300 36 27 87 or email us.
Practice tools for managing hypertension
Two tools to help health professionals treat people with hypertension are now available. These tools are based on “Guide to management of hypertension 2008”.
- The hypertension treatment wall chart is a practical, quick reference tool. It guides assessment of absolute cardiovascular risk and provides information about drug treatment and treatment targets. To order a print copy, call 1300 36 27 87 or email us.
- The Guide to management of hypertension 2008 slideshow is a teaching aid for health professionals. It summarises the current best practice in the diagnosis, management and follow-up of people with hypertension.
You can access the guide and its associated resources below.
Lifestyle management of hypertension
Lifestyle modification is an important and effective first-line treatment strategy for people with hypertension, regardless of other treatments.
For a review of current Australian guidelines on lifestyle modification for people with hypertension, recommendations and further information, view the article below (reproduced with kind permission from Australian Prescriber (Aust Prescr 2008;31:
Guide and associated resources
Guide to management of hypertension 2008 (updated December 2010)
Guide to management of hypertension 2008 references
Quick reference guide (updated December 2010)
Hypertension treatment case study
Validation of home blood pressure measurement devices
Testing for primary aldosteronism
National Blood Pressure and Vascular Disease Advisory Committee members and declarations of interest, and list of reviewers
Salt and hypertension (2007 professional paper)
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (2002 professional paper)
Self-measurement of blood pressure (1999 information sheet)
Lifestyle management of hypertension - Australian Prescriber 2008;31:150-3
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