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BC senior ‘poster child’ for healthy lifestyle transformation

BC senior ‘poster child’ for healthy lifestyle transformation

“I have the heart of a 20 year old,” says BC senior, Margaret Rees after overcoming high blood pressure and revitalizing her health. Read her story here.

A new algorithm for the diagnosis of hypertension in Canada

A new algorithm for the diagnosis of hypertension in Canada

Context Hypertension, or elevated blood pressure, affects an estimated 7.3 million Canadians.  One-third of the hypertensive population remains uncontrolled today, while 17% remain unaware that they have it. While it is the most common modifiable risk factor for death or disability in the world, when left untreated, it can lead to complications affecting numerous organ […]

Comparison of an in-pharmacy automated blood pressure kiosk to daytime ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive subjects

Comparison of an in-pharmacy automated blood pressure kiosk to daytime ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive subjects

Context High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects 40% of adults worldwide, 30% of Americans, and 22% of Canadians. Despite being highly treatable, it is the leading cause of death or disability in the world. Accurate blood pressure measurement is critically important to ensuring that hypertension is optimally diagnosed and managed. Because in-office, manual blood pressure […]

Methods of Assessing blood pressure: identifying threshold and target values (MeasureBP): A Review & Study Protocol

Methods of Assessing blood pressure: identifying threshold and target values (MeasureBP): A Review & Study Protocol

Context Elevated blood pressure is the number one risk factor world-wide for developing cardiovascular disease leading to death. Also referred to as hypertension, it is responsible for approximately 7.1 million deaths annually and 4.4 % of the global disease burden, including stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and chronic kidney disease. Hypertension affects almost 30% of […]

A new algorithm for the diagnosis of hypertension in Canada

A new algorithm for the diagnosis of hypertension in Canada

The objective of this paper is to present evidence for a revised algorithm to diagnosis hypertension. Two major deficiencies in the current diagnostic process must be discussed.

Comparison of an in-pharmacy automated blood pressure kiosk to daytime ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive subjects

Comparison of an in-pharmacy automated blood pressure kiosk to daytime ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive subjects

The objective of this study was to compare a series of blood pressure readings from an automated in–pharmacy kiosk, to those taken at regular intervals from individuals performing daily life activities in a real-world setting.

Methods of Assessing blood pressure: identifying threshold and target values (MeasureBP): A Review & Study Protocol

Methods of Assessing blood pressure: identifying threshold and target values (MeasureBP): A Review & Study Protocol

The objective of this research is to build a solid, evidenced-based foundation for managing hypertension and to help clarify uncertainties within current blood pressure guidelines.

Dr. Mark Gelfer Speaks at Prestigious Hypertension Conferences

Dr. Mark Gelfer Speaks at Prestigious Hypertension Conferences

Dr. Gelfer is currently serving as interim board member on The World Hypertension League and as a Recommendations Task Force Member for the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP). This fall, Dr. Gelfer will speak at three prestigious national hypertension conferences about the new CHEP Guidelines.

home blood pressure monitoring

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring (HBPM)

Adults need ongoing blood pressure assessment through their lives because 1 in 4 Canadians is affected by hypertension (high blood pressure) and 50% of 50 year-old adults are hypertensive.

Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) is a stronger predictor of cardiovascular disease events than office based readings.

Dietitian Health Tip Choose foods high in potassium

Dietitian Health Tip: Choose foods high in potassium

Potassium can help to lower blood pressure. Why?

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BC senior ‘poster child’ for healthy lifestyle transformation

BC senior ‘poster child’ for healthy lifestyle transformation

“I have the heart of a 20 year old,” says BC senior, Margaret Rees after overcoming high blood pressure and revitalizing her health. Read her story here.

A new algorithm for the diagnosis of hypertension in Canada

A new algorithm for the diagnosis of hypertension in Canada

Context Hypertension, or elevated blood pressure, affects an estimated 7.3 million Canadians.  One-third of the hypertensive population remains uncontrolled today, while 17% remain unaware that they have it. While it is the most common modifiable risk factor for death or disability in the world, when left untreated, it can lead to complications affecting numerous organ […]

Comparison of an in-pharmacy automated blood pressure kiosk to daytime ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive subjects

Comparison of an in-pharmacy automated blood pressure kiosk to daytime ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive subjects

Context High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects 40% of adults worldwide, 30% of Americans, and 22% of Canadians. Despite being highly treatable, it is the leading cause of death or disability in the world. Accurate blood pressure measurement is critically important to ensuring that hypertension is optimally diagnosed and managed. Because in-office, manual blood pressure […]

Methods of Assessing blood pressure: identifying threshold and target values (MeasureBP): A Review & Study Protocol

Methods of Assessing blood pressure: identifying threshold and target values (MeasureBP): A Review & Study Protocol

Context Elevated blood pressure is the number one risk factor world-wide for developing cardiovascular disease leading to death. Also referred to as hypertension, it is responsible for approximately 7.1 million deaths annually and 4.4 % of the global disease burden, including stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and chronic kidney disease. Hypertension affects almost 30% of […]

A new algorithm for the diagnosis of hypertension in Canada

A new algorithm for the diagnosis of hypertension in Canada

The objective of this paper is to present evidence for a revised algorithm to diagnosis hypertension. Two major deficiencies in the current diagnostic process must be discussed.

Comparison of an in-pharmacy automated blood pressure kiosk to daytime ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive subjects

Comparison of an in-pharmacy automated blood pressure kiosk to daytime ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive subjects

The objective of this study was to compare a series of blood pressure readings from an automated in–pharmacy kiosk, to those taken at regular intervals from individuals performing daily life activities in a real-world setting.

Methods of Assessing blood pressure: identifying threshold and target values (MeasureBP): A Review & Study Protocol

Methods of Assessing blood pressure: identifying threshold and target values (MeasureBP): A Review & Study Protocol

The objective of this research is to build a solid, evidenced-based foundation for managing hypertension and to help clarify uncertainties within current blood pressure guidelines.

Dr. Mark Gelfer Speaks at Prestigious Hypertension Conferences

Dr. Mark Gelfer Speaks at Prestigious Hypertension Conferences

Dr. Gelfer is currently serving as interim board member on The World Hypertension League and as a Recommendations Task Force Member for the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP). This fall, Dr. Gelfer will speak at three prestigious national hypertension conferences about the new CHEP Guidelines.

home blood pressure monitoring

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring (HBPM)

Adults need ongoing blood pressure assessment through their lives because 1 in 4 Canadians is affected by hypertension (high blood pressure) and 50% of 50 year-old adults are hypertensive.

Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) is a stronger predictor of cardiovascular disease events than office based readings.

Dietitian Health Tip Choose foods high in potassium

Dietitian Health Tip: Choose foods high in potassium

Potassium can help to lower blood pressure. Why?