Management of raised blood pressure in New Zealand : a discussion document.
A report to the National Advisory Committee on Core Health and Disability Support Services, New Zealand, on the management of raised blood pressure recommends that decisions to treat raised blood pressure should be based primarily on the estimated absolute risk of cardiovascular disease rather than on blood pressure alone.
In general, patients with a blood pressure of 150-170 mm Hg systolic or 90-100 mm Hg diastolic, or both, should be given treatment to lower blood pressure if the risk of a major cardiovascular disease event in 10 years is more than about 20%. The results of clinical trials indicate that, at this level of absolute risk, 150 people would require treatment to reduce the annual number of cardiovascular events by about one.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Hypertension artérielle, Economie santé, Traitement, Homme, Pression artérielle, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiovascular disease, Hypertension, Health economy, Treatment, Human, Arterial pressure, New Zealand, Oceania
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Code Inist : 002B12B05B. Création : 199406.