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New Canadian blood pressure education program a powerful tool in fight to reduce stroke
Date:5/25/2011

terms of public health. It is imperative that we get guideline-based programs like this into everyday primary care practice right across North America."

BEST EVIDENCE POINTS THE WAY

The new protocol is guided by best practice principles.

The Heart&Stroke Hypertension Management Program demonstrates that an evidence-informed inter-professional primary healthcare provider educational intervention can successfully integrate into the practice of primary care clinicians to improve the management and control of hypertension in their patients.

A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

According to the World Health Organization, hypertension is a major cause of disability and is the leading risk factor for premature death, causing an estimated 7.5 million deaths per year globally. More than one third of the world's population suffers from high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

The number of baby boomers headed for the high risk years for cardiovascular disease is expected to create unique stress on healthcare systems all over the world.

"These made-in-Canada results should give healthcare professionals, healthcare economists and everyone with high blood pressure cause to rejoice," said David Sculthorpe, CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.


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Contact: Diane Hargrave
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416-467-9954 x104
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
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