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Hypertension Canada's Canadian Hypertension Education Program Guidelines Task Force provides annually updated, evidence-based recommendations to guide the diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment of hypertension. This year, we present 4 new recommendations, as well as revisions to 2 previous recommendations. In the diagnosis and assessment of(More)
Herein, updated evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment of hypertension in Canadian adults are detailed. For 2014, 3 existing recommendations were modified and 2 new recommendations were added. The following recommendations were modified: (1) the recommended sodium intake threshold was changed from ≤ 1500 mg(More)
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(More)
We updated the evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment of hypertension in adults for 2011. The major guideline changes this year are: (1) a recommendation was made for using comparative risk analogies when communicating a patient's cardiovascular risk; (2) diagnostic testing issues for renal artery stenosis(More)
This paper describes the methods and general aims of a survey carried out on just over 1200 subjects (about 82% of the adult population) in Milton, a small town south of Dunedin. Data were collected on personal and family history, present medication if any, 24-hour dietary recall, psychometric scores, height, weight, skin-fold thickness, anthropometry,(More)
To define the relation between atrial pressures and the release of atrial natriuretic peptide, we measured plasma concentrations of the peptide in 26 patients with cardiac disease--11 with normal atrial pressures and 15 with elevated atrial pressures (11 of these 15 had elevated pressures in both atria). Mean peptide levels (+/- SEM) in the peripheral(More)
The Canadian Hypertension Education Program reviews the hypertension literature annually and provides detailed recommendations regarding hypertension diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment. This report provides the updated evidence-based recommendations for 2015. This year, 4 new recommendations were added and 2 existing recommendations were(More)
The role of the sympathetic nervous system in cardiac, renal and peripheral vascular adrenoceptor-mediated responses was investigated in patients with essential hypertension and age-matched normotensive subjects. Regardless of age plasma adrenaline was significantly higher in hypertensive when compared with normotensive subjects. This suggests a(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggested an association between abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and hyperhomocysteinaemia, a complex trait determined by genetic and environmental factors. Our hypothesis was that polymorphisms in genes directly or indirectly involved in methionine metabolism may contribute to AAA susceptibility. METHOD We studied 56(More)
Urinary excretion of vitamin B12 and D-xylose, and the levels of blood lipids were determined in 21 patients with clinical or chemical diabetes mellitus and obesity, before and 10 days after metformin treatment. In addition, fat tolerance and fat balance studies were carried out in 7 patients. In a long term study of 9 patients, the Schilling test was(More)