164165 - Mudgee Medico Masterclass | Hypertension: Such an exciting topic it elevates my blood pressure!
This education session will be a case-based exploration of the best ways to measure blood pressure, best agents for blood pressure, signs that there may be a secondary cause for high blood pressure, best work-up for secondary causes and latest evidence and our management of secondary courses.Relevance to General Practice
AFP journals acknowledge that although management of hypertension is a daily activity of primary care practitioners, it remains one of the most demanding areas of medicine. Reasons for this include the imprecision of blood pressure measurement, the complexity of assessing cardiovascular risk and the need to use multiple agents to control blood pressure. Further, it is recognised that elevated blood pressure is a major modifiable risk factor, however, hypertension still remains underdiagnosed, untreated or sub-optimally treated and there is a need to explore barriers to initiating medication and treating elevated BP to target levels in the general practice setting.Learning outcomes