Guideline for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in adults — 2016

G.M. Gabb, A. Mangoni, C.S. Anderson, D. Cowley, J.S. Dowden, J. Golledge, Graeme J. Hankey, F.S. Howes, L. Leckie, V. Perkovic, M. Schlaich, N.A. Zwar, T.L. Medley, L. Arnolda

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© 2016 AMPCo Pty Ltd. Produced with Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. The National Heart Foundation of Australia has updated the Guide to management of hypertension 2008: assessing and managing raised blood pressure in adults (updated December 2010). Main recommendations • For patients at low absolute cardiovascular disease risk with persistent blood pressure (BP)≥160/100mmHg, start antihypertensive therapy. • The decision to treat at lower BP levels should consider absolute cardiovascular disease risk and/or evidence of endorgan damage, together with accurate BP assessment. • For patients at moderate absolute cardiovascular disease risk with persistent systolic BP≥140mmHg and/or diastolic BP≥90mmHg, start antihypertensive therapy. • Treat patients with uncomplicated hypertension to a target BP of
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-89
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume205
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2016

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Gabb, G. M., Mangoni, A., Anderson, C. S., Cowley, D., Dowden, J. S., Golledge, J., ... Arnolda, L. (2016). Guideline for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in adults — 2016. Medical Journal of Australia, 205(2), 85-89. https://doi.org/10.5694/mja16.00526