GP Update – Perth December 2011 Webcast
HBPRCA is delighted to have hosted a clinical update meeting for GPs (Perth, 2011). To see any of the presentations, please click here. All the presentations are viewable via iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Blackberry as well as standard internet. This webcast has been made possible through an educational grant from MSD.
Peter Rothwell: Blood pressure variability: diagnostic,therapeutic and prognostic implications.
Bruce Neal: How to best assess BP Office vs AOBP vs home vs ABPM.
*and for a contrasting view, please see Importance of ambulatory blood pressure in hypertension management. Med J Aust.2012 Aug 6;197(3):143-4. Head GA, McGrath BP, Nelson MR, Stowasser M
Eduardo Pimenta: Optimal Combination therapy for hypertension
Michael Stowasser: Aldosterone and CV risk
Markus Schlaich: Renal sympathetic denervation: current status and implications
Better Blood Pressure Measurement Initiative
The Better Blood Pressure Measurement Initiative was launched in October 2006. Over 20,000 general practitioners were invited to request HBPRCA supply them with a digital blood pressure monitoring machine. At the same time, a research project was led by Professor Mark Nelson. Results were published in the American Journal of Hypertension
Support for the use of automated blood pressure monitoring machines was provided recently by Martin Myers et al who concluded in a recent BMJ article
“In compliant, otherwise healthy, primary care patients with systolic hypertension, introduction of automated office blood pressure measurement into routine primary care significantly reduced the white coat response compared with the ongoing use of manual office blood pressure measurement. The quality and accuracy of automated office blood pressure in relation to the awake ambulatory blood pressure was also significantly better when compared with manual office blood pressure.”
Click here to access the full article via the BMJ website (open access – no charge)
This initiative was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from the Servier Foundation.
Off the cuff
A DVD series on hypertension supported by an unrestricted grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals. Presented in the engaging and stimulating format of a TV science ‘current affairs’ programme, each short topic addresses the important issues surrounding blood pressure monitoring in Australian General Practice today.
- Part 1 of this two part DVD series covers issues such as ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, putting blood pressure into global risk and blood pressure monitors – which device is right for your practice.
- Part 2 covers issues such as optimising blood pressure measurements in practice and the impact of arterial stiffing on blood pressure.
To request copies, please contact the Secretariat.
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