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2020-2022 Hypertension Canada Guidelines and Beyond: Why are we concerned?

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A brief introduction on the national prevalence of hypertension, along with the associated rates of awareness, treatment, and control.

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Objectives:

  1. Recognize the most recent prevalence of hypertension in Canada
  2. Summarize the changes to the Hypertension Canada 2020-2022 Guidelines
  3. Assess “what’s still important” in the management of hypertension
  4. Discuss special topics in hypertension management

Outline:

A brief introduction on the national prevalence of hypertension, along with the associated rates of awareness, treatment, and control for women and men (in reference to Leung 2020) which supports the call to action.

Hypertension Canada 2020-2022 Guidelines:

o BP measurement: AOBP, OBPM, and HBPM

o Treatment thresholds

o Treatment targets

o Resistant hypertension

o ASA use in primary prevention

o Alcohol

o Adherence

Special topics:

o Use of single pill combinations

o Atrial fibrillation

o Managing hypertension in a pandemic

o Awareness and control in Canadian women

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Dr. George Dresser

Dr. Dresser is an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University in the divisions of Clinical Pharmacology/Toxicology and General Internal Medicine. He completed his undergraduate and graduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Western Ontario in 1998. After receiving accreditation in Clinical Pharmacology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1999, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship position in Clinical Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. In 2004, Dr. Dresser completed a Ph.D. in Pharmacology & Toxicology under the supervision of Dr. David Bailey.

Dr. Dresser is a member of the Hypertension Canada recommendations task force. He is active clinically as a General Internist, with specialty interests in Hypertension, Anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation, and general vascular risk reduction.


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