Title

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

RIS ID

108792

Publication Details

Gabb, G. M., Mangoni, A., Anderson, C. S., Cowley, D., Dowden, J. S., Golledge, J., Hankey, G. J., Howes, F. S., Leckie, L., Perkovic, V., Schlaich, M., Zwar, N. A., Medley, T. L. & Arnolda, L. (2016). Guideline for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in adults — 2016. Medical Journal of Australia, 205 (2), 85-89.

Abstract

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) ≥ 160/100 mmHg, start antihypertensive therapy.
  • The decision to treat at lower BP levels should consider absolute cardiovascular disease risk and/or evidence of end-organ damage, together with accurate BP assessment.
  • For patients at moderate absolute cardiovascular disease risk with persistent systolic BP ≥ 140 mmHg and/or diastolic BP ≥ 90 mmHg, start antihypertensive therapy.
  • Treat patients with uncomplicated hypertension to a target BP of < 140/90 mmHg or lower if tolerated.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja16.00526