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164165 - Mudgee Medico Masterclass | Hypertension: Such an exciting topic it elevates my blood pressure!

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Face to face
1.5 hours

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
  • Define blood pressure targets, have a reproducible way of measuring blood pressure, and have a logical, stepped approach to pharmacological management of hype
  • Recongise red flags for secondary causes of hypertension
  • Discuss the latest evidence guiding treatment in the different causes of secondary hypertension and develop an approach to appropriate work-up and referral
  • Follow guidelines for blood pressure control and their role in reducing burden of disease in the community
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    164165 - Mudgee Medico Masterclass | Hypertension: Such an exciting topic it elevates my blood pressure!
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