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The 2009 Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommendations for the management of hypertension: Part 2--therapy.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature151164
Source
Can J Cardiol. 2009 May;25(5):287-98
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-2009
Author
Nadia A Khan
Brenda Hemmelgarn
Robert J Herman
Chaim M Bell
Jeff L Mahon
Lawrence A Leiter
Simon W Rabkin
Michael D Hill
Raj Padwal
Rhian M Touyz
Pierre Larochelle
Ross D Feldman
Ernesto L Schiffrin
Norman R C Campbell
Gordon Moe
Ramesh Prasad
Malcolm O Arnold
Tavis S Campbell
Alain Milot
James A Stone
Charlotte Jones
Richard I Ogilvie
Pavel Hamet
George Fodor
George Carruthers
Kevin D Burns
Marcel Ruzicka
Jacques DeChamplain
George Pylypchuk
Robert Petrella
Jean-Martin Boulanger
Luc Trudeau
Robert A Hegele
Vincent Woo
Phil McFarlane
Michel Vallée
Jonathan Howlett
Simon L Bacon
Patrice Lindsay
Richard E Gilbert
Richard Z Lewanczuk
Sheldon Tobe
Author Affiliation
Division of General Internal Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. nakhan@shaw.ca
Source
Can J Cardiol. 2009 May;25(5):287-98
Date
May-2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Antihypertensive Agents - therapeutic use
Blood Pressure Determination - standards
Canada
Case Management - standards
Combined Modality Therapy
Diet, Sodium-Restricted
Female
Health Promotion - organization & administration
Humans
Hypertension - diagnosis - therapy
Life Style
Male
Middle Aged
Patient Education as Topic
Prognosis
Program Evaluation
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Treatment Outcome
Abstract
To update the evidence-based recommendations for the prevention and management of hypertension in adults for 2009.
For lifestyle and pharmacological interventions, evidence from randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews of trials was preferentially reviewed. Changes in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality were the primary outcomes of interest. However, for lifestyle interventions, blood pressure lowering was accepted as a primary outcome given the lack of long-term morbidity and mortality data in this field. Progression of kidney dysfunction was also accepted as a clinically relevant primary outcome among patients with chronic kidney disease.
A Cochrane collaboration librarian conducted an independent MEDLINE search from 2007 to August 2008 to update the 2008 recommendations. To identify additional published studies, reference lists were reviewed and experts were contacted. All relevant articles were reviewed and appraised independently by both content and methodological experts using prespecified levels of evidence.
For lifestyle modifications to prevent and treat hypertension, restrict dietary sodium to less than 2300 mg (100 mmol)/day (and 1500 mg to 2300 mg [65 mmol to 100 mmol]/day in hypertensive patients); perform 30 min to 60 min of aerobic exercise four to seven days per week; maintain a healthy body weight (body mass index 18.5 kg/m(2) to 24.9 kg/m(2)) and waist circumference (smaller than 102 cm for men and smaller than 88 cm for women); limit alcohol consumption to no more than 14 units per week in men or nine units per week in women; follow a diet that is reduced in saturated fat and cholesterol, and that emphasizes fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products, dietary and soluble fibre, whole grains and protein from plant sources; and consider stress management in selected individuals with hypertension. For the pharmacological management of hypertension, treatment thresholds and targets should be predicated on by the patient's global atherosclerotic risk, target organ damage and comorbid conditions. Blood pressure should be decreased to lower than 140/90 mmHg in all patients, and to lower than 130/80 mmHg in those with diabetes mellitus or chronic kidney disease. Most patients will require more than one agent to achieve these target blood pressures. Antihypertensive therapy should be considered in all adult patients regardless of age (caution should be exercised in elderly patients who are frail). For adults without compelling indications for other agents, initial therapy should include thiazide diuretics. Other agents appropriate for first-line therapy for diastolic and/or systolic hypertension include angiotensin- converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (in patients who are not black), long-acting calcium channel blockers (CCBs), angiotensin receptor antagonists (ARBs) or beta-blockers (in those younger than 60 years of age). A combination of two first-line agents may also be considered as the initial treatment of hypertension if the systolic blood pressure is 20 mmHg above the target or if the diastolic blood pressure is 10 mmHg above the target. The combination of ACE inhibitors and ARBs should not be used. Other agents appropriate for first-line therapy for isolated systolic hypertension include long- acting dihydropyridine CCBs or ARBs. In patients with angina, recent myocardial infarction or heart failure, beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors are recommended as first-line therapy; in patients with cerebrovascular disease, an ACE inhibitor/diuretic combination is preferred; in patients with proteinuric nondiabetic chronic kidney disease, ACE inhibitors or ARBs (if intolerant to ACE inhibitors) are recommended; and in patients with diabetes mellitus, ACE inhibitors or ARBs (or, in patients without albuminuria, thiazides or dihydropyridine CCBs) are appropriate first-line therapies. All hypertensive patients with dyslipidemia should be treated using the thresholds, targets and agents outlined in the Canadian Cardiovascular Society position statement (recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of dyslipidemia and prevention of cardiovascular disease). Selected high-risk patients with hypertension who do not achieve thresholds for statin therapy according to the position paper should nonetheless receive statin therapy. Once blood pressure is controlled, acetylsalicylic acid therapy should be considered.
All recommendations were graded according to strength of the evidence and voted on by the 57 members of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program Evidence-Based Recommendations Task Force. All recommendations reported here achieved at least 95% consensus. These guidelines will continue to be updated annually.
Notes
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19417859 View in PubMed
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The 2010 Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommendations for the management of hypertension: part 2 - therapy.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature143444
Source
Can J Cardiol. 2010 May;26(5):249-58
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-2010
Author
Daniel G Hackam
Nadia A Khan
Brenda R Hemmelgarn
Simon W Rabkin
Rhian M Touyz
Norman R C Campbell
Raj Padwal
Tavis S Campbell
M Patrice Lindsay
Michael D Hill
Robert R Quinn
Jeff L Mahon
Robert J Herman
Ernesto L Schiffrin
Marcel Ruzicka
Pierre Larochelle
Ross D Feldman
Marcel Lebel
Luc Poirier
J Malcolm O Arnold
Gordon W Moe
Jonathan G Howlett
Luc Trudeau
Simon L Bacon
Robert J Petrella
Alain Milot
James A Stone
Denis Drouin
Jean-Martin Boulanger
Mukul Sharma
Pavel Hamet
George Fodor
George K Dresser
S George Carruthers
George Pylypchuk
Ellen D Burgess
Kevin D Burns
Michel Vallée
G V Ramesh Prasad
Richard E Gilbert
Lawrence A Leiter
Charlotte Jones
Richard I Ogilvie
Vincent Woo
Philip A McFarlane
Robert A Hegele
Sheldon W Tobe
Author Affiliation
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Neurological Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. dhackam@uwo.ca
Source
Can J Cardiol. 2010 May;26(5):249-58
Date
May-2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Antihypertensive Agents - therapeutic use
Canada
Cardiovascular Diseases - prevention & control
Combined Modality Therapy
Diet, Sodium-Restricted
Evidence-Based Medicine
Female
Humans
Hypertension - diagnosis - prevention & control - therapy
Life Style
Male
Middle Aged
Patient Education as Topic
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Primary Prevention - standards
Prognosis
Risk assessment
Abstract
To update the evidence-based recommendations for the prevention and treatment of hypertension in adults for 2010.
For lifestyle and pharmacological interventions, randomized trials and systematic reviews of trials were preferentially reviewed. Changes in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality were the primary outcomes of interest. However, for lifestyle interventions, blood pressure lowering was accepted as a primary outcome given the general lack of long-term morbidity and mortality data in this field. Progressive renal impairment was also accepted as a clinically relevant primary outcome among patients with chronic kidney disease.
A Cochrane Collaboration librarian conducted an independent MEDLINE search from 2008 to August 2009 to update the 2009 recommendations. To identify additional studies, reference lists were reviewed and experts were contacted. All relevant articles were reviewed and appraised independently by both content and methodological experts using prespecified levels of evidence.
For lifestyle modifications to prevent and treat hypertension, restrict dietary sodium to 1500 mg (65 mmol) per day in adults 50 years of age or younger, to 1300 mg (57 mmol) per day in adults 51 to 70 years of age, and to 1200 mg (52 mmol) per day in adults older than 70 years of age; perform 30 min to 60 min of moderate aerobic exercise four to seven days per week; maintain a healthy body weight (body mass index 18.5 kg/m(2) to 24.9 kg/m(2)) and waist circumference (less than 102 cm for men and less than 88 cm for women); limit alcohol consumption to no more than 14 standard drinks per week for men or nine standard drinks per week for women; follow a diet that emphasizes fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products, dietary and soluble fibre, whole grains and protein from plant sources, and that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol; and consider stress management in selected individuals with hypertension. For the pharmacological management of hypertension, treatment thresholds and targets should be predicated on the patient's global atherosclerotic risk, target organ damage and comorbid conditions. Blood pressure should be decreased to less than 140/90 mmHg in all patients, and to less than 130/80 mmHg in patients with diabetes mellitus or chronic kidney disease. Most patients will require more than one agent to achieve these target blood pressures. Antihypertensive therapy should be considered in all adult patients regardless of age (caution should be exercised in elderly patients who are frail). For adults without compelling indications for other agents, considerations for initial therapy should include thiazide diuretics, angiotensin- converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (in patients who are not black), long-acting calcium channel blockers (CCBs), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) or beta-blockers (in those younger than 60 years of age). A combination of two first-line agents may also be considered as initial treatment of hypertension if systolic blood pressure is 20 mmHg above target or if diastolic blood pressure is 10 mmHg above target. The combination of ACE inhibitors and ARBs should not be used, unless compelling indications are present to suggest consideration of dual therapy. Agents appropriate for first-line therapy for isolated systolic hypertension include thiazide diuretics, long-acting dihydropyridine CCBs or ARBs. In patients with coronary artery disease, ACE inhibitors, ARBs or betablockers are recommended as first-line therapy; in patients with cerebrovascular disease, an ACE inhibitor/diuretic combination is preferred; in patients with proteinuric nondiabetic chronic kidney disease, ACE inhibitors or ARBs (if intolerant to ACE inhibitors) are recommended; and in patients with diabetes mellitus, ACE inhibitors or ARBs (or, in patients without albuminuria, thiazides or dihydropyridine CCBs) are appropriate first-line therapies. In selected high-risk patients in whom combination therapy is being considered, an ACE inhibitor plus a long-acting dihydropyridine CCB is preferable to an ACE inhibitor plus a thiazide diuretic. All hypertensive patients with dyslipidemia should be treated using the thresholds, targets and agents outlined in the Canadian lipid treatment guidelines. Selected patients with hypertension who do not achieve thresholds for statin therapy, but who are otherwise at high risk for cardiovascular events, should nonetheless receive statin therapy. Once blood pressure is controlled, low-dose acetylsalicylic acid therapy should be considered.
All recommendations were graded according to the strength of the evidence and voted on by the 63 members of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program Evidence-Based Recommendations Task Force. All recommendations reported here achieved at least 80% consensus. These guidelines will continue to be updated annually.
The Canadian Hypertension Education Program process is sponsored by the Canadian Hypertension Society, Blood Pressure Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Canadian Pharmacists Association, the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Notes
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The 2011 Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommendations for the management of hypertension: blood pressure measurement, diagnosis, assessment of risk, and therapy.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature132607
Source
Can J Cardiol. 2011 Jul-Aug;27(4):415-433.e1-2
Publication Type
Article
Author
Doreen M Rabi
Stella S Daskalopoulou
Raj S Padwal
Nadia A Khan
Steven A Grover
Daniel G Hackam
Martin G Myers
Donald W McKay
Robert R Quinn
Brenda R Hemmelgarn
Lyne Cloutier
Peter Bolli
Michael D Hill
Thomas Wilson
Brian Penner
Ellen Burgess
Maxime Lamarre-Cliché
Donna McLean
Ernesto L Schiffrin
George Honos
Karen Mann
Guy Tremblay
Alain Milot
Arun Chockalingam
Simon W Rabkin
Martin Dawes
Rhian M Touyz
Kevin D Burns
Marcel Ruzicka
Norman R C Campbell
Michel Vallée
G V Ramesh Prasad
Marcel Lebel
Tavis S Campbell
M Patrice Lindsay
Robert J Herman
Pierre Larochelle
Ross D Feldman
J Malcolm O Arnold
Gordon W Moe
Jonathan G Howlett
Luc Trudeau
Simon L Bacon
Robert J Petrella
Richard Lewanczuk
James A Stone
Denis Drouin
Jean-Martin Boulanger
Mukul Sharma
Pavel Hamet
George Fodor
George K Dresser
S George Carruthers
George Pylypchuk
Richard E Gilbert
Lawrence A Leiter
Charlotte Jones
Richard I Ogilvie
Vincent Woo
Philip A McFarlane
Robert A Hegele
Luc Poirier
Sheldon W Tobe
Author Affiliation
Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. doreen.rabi@albertahealthservices.ca
Source
Can J Cardiol. 2011 Jul-Aug;27(4):415-433.e1-2
Language
English
French
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Antihypertensive Agents - therapeutic use
Blood Pressure Determination
Canada
Health education
Humans
Hypertension - diagnosis - drug therapy
Risk assessment
Abstract
We updated the evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment of hypertension in adults for 2011. The major guideline changes this year are: (1) a recommendation was made for using comparative risk analogies when communicating a patient's cardiovascular risk; (2) diagnostic testing issues for renal artery stenosis were discussed; (3) recommendations were added for the management of hypertension during the acute phase of stroke; (4) people with hypertension and diabetes are now considered high risk for cardiovascular events if they have elevated urinary albumin excretion, overt kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or the presence of other cardiovascular risk factors; (5) the combination of an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker (CCB) is preferred over the combination of an ACE inhibitor and a thiazide diuretic in persons with diabetes and hypertension; and (6) a recommendation was made to coordinate with pharmacists to improve antihypertensive medication adherence. We also discussed the recent analyses that examined the association between angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) and cancer.
PubMed ID
21801975 View in PubMed
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The 2012 Canadian hypertension education program recommendations for the management of hypertension: blood pressure measurement, diagnosis, assessment of risk, and therapy.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature124290
Source
Can J Cardiol. 2012 May;28(3):270-87
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-2012
Author
Stella S Daskalopoulou
Nadia A Khan
Robert R Quinn
Marcel Ruzicka
Donald W McKay
Daniel G Hackam
Simon W Rabkin
Doreen M Rabi
Richard E Gilbert
Raj S Padwal
Martin Dawes
Rhian M Touyz
Tavis S Campbell
Lyne Cloutier
Steven Grover
George Honos
Robert J Herman
Ernesto L Schiffrin
Peter Bolli
Thomas Wilson
Ross D Feldman
M Patrice Lindsay
Brenda R Hemmelgarn
Michael D Hill
Mark Gelfer
Kevin D Burns
Michel Vallée
G V Ramesh Prasad
Marcel Lebel
Donna McLean
J Malcolm O Arnold
Gordon W Moe
Jonathan G Howlett
Jean-Martin Boulanger
Pierre Larochelle
Lawrence A Leiter
Charlotte Jones
Richard I Ogilvie
Vincent Woo
Janusz Kaczorowski
Luc Trudeau
Simon L Bacon
Robert J Petrella
Alain Milot
James A Stone
Denis Drouin
Maxime Lamarre-Cliché
Marshall Godwin
Guy Tremblay
Pavel Hamet
George Fodor
S George Carruthers
George Pylypchuk
Ellen Burgess
Richard Lewanczuk
George K Dresser
Brian Penner
Robert A Hegele
Philip A McFarlane
Mukul Sharma
Norman R C Campbell
Debra Reid
Luc Poirier
Sheldon W Tobe
Author Affiliation
Division of General Internal Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada. stella.daskalopoulou@mcgill.ca
Source
Can J Cardiol. 2012 May;28(3):270-87
Date
May-2012
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Antihypertensive Agents - therapeutic use
Blood Pressure Determination - methods
Canada
Cardiovascular Diseases - etiology - prevention & control
Education, Medical, Continuing - standards
Evidence-Based Medicine - standards
Female
Health Education - standards
Humans
Hypertension - complications - diagnosis - therapy
Male
Middle Aged
Monitoring, Physiologic - methods
Practice Guidelines as Topic - standards
Prognosis
Risk assessment
Treatment Outcome
Abstract
We updated the evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment of hypertension in adults for 2012. The new recommendations are: (1) use of home blood pressure monitoring to confirm a diagnosis of white coat syndrome; (2) mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists may be used in selected patients with hypertension and systolic heart failure; (3) a history of atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertension should not be a factor in deciding to prescribe an angiotensin-receptor blocker for the treatment of hypertension; and (4) the blood pressure target for patients with nondiabetic chronic kidney disease has now been changed to
PubMed ID
22595447 View in PubMed
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The 2013 Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommendations for blood pressure measurement, diagnosis, assessment of risk, prevention, and treatment of hypertension.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature115112
Source
Can J Cardiol. 2013 May;29(5):528-42
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-2013
Author
Daniel G Hackam
Robert R Quinn
Pietro Ravani
Doreen M Rabi
Kaberi Dasgupta
Stella S Daskalopoulou
Nadia A Khan
Robert J Herman
Simon L Bacon
Lyne Cloutier
Martin Dawes
Simon W Rabkin
Richard E Gilbert
Marcel Ruzicka
Donald W McKay
Tavis S Campbell
Steven Grover
George Honos
Ernesto L Schiffrin
Peter Bolli
Thomas W Wilson
Ross D Feldman
Patrice Lindsay
Michael D Hill
Mark Gelfer
Kevin D Burns
Michel Vallée
G V Ramesh Prasad
Marcel Lebel
Donna McLean
J Malcolm O Arnold
Gordon W Moe
Jonathan G Howlett
Jean-Martin Boulanger
Pierre Larochelle
Lawrence A Leiter
Charlotte Jones
Richard I Ogilvie
Vincent Woo
Janusz Kaczorowski
Luc Trudeau
Robert J Petrella
Alain Milot
James A Stone
Denis Drouin
Kim L Lavoie
Maxime Lamarre-Cliche
Marshall Godwin
Guy Tremblay
Pavel Hamet
George Fodor
S George Carruthers
George B Pylypchuk
Ellen Burgess
Richard Lewanczuk
George K Dresser
S Brian Penner
Robert A Hegele
Philip A McFarlane
Mukul Sharma
Debra J Reid
Sheldon W Tobe
Luc Poirier
Raj S Padwal
Author Affiliation
Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. dhackam@uwo.ca
Source
Can J Cardiol. 2013 May;29(5):528-42
Date
May-2013
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aging - physiology
Antihypertensive Agents - therapeutic use
Blood Pressure - physiology
Blood Pressure Determination
Canada
Cardiovascular Diseases - prevention & control
Exercise - physiology
Health education
Humans
Hypertension - diagnosis - drug therapy
Risk assessment
Abstract
We updated the evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment of hypertension in adults for 2013. This year's update includes 2 new recommendations. First, among nonhypertensive or stage 1 hypertensive individuals, the use of resistance or weight training exercise does not adversely influence blood pressure (BP) (Grade D). Thus, such patients need not avoid this type of exercise for fear of increasing BP. Second, and separately, for very elderly patients with isolated systolic hypertension (age 80 years or older), the target for systolic BP should be
PubMed ID
23541660 View in PubMed
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The 2014 Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommendations for blood pressure measurement, diagnosis, assessment of risk, prevention, and treatment of hypertension.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature104360
Source
Can J Cardiol. 2014 May;30(5):485-501
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-2014
Author
Kaberi Dasgupta
Robert R Quinn
Kelly B Zarnke
Doreen M Rabi
Pietro Ravani
Stella S Daskalopoulou
Simon W Rabkin
Luc Trudeau
Ross D Feldman
Lyne Cloutier
Ally Prebtani
Robert J Herman
Simon L Bacon
Richard E Gilbert
Marcel Ruzicka
Donald W McKay
Tavis S Campbell
Steven Grover
George Honos
Ernesto L Schiffrin
Peter Bolli
Thomas W Wilson
Patrice Lindsay
Michael D Hill
Shelagh B Coutts
Gord Gubitz
Mark Gelfer
Michel Vallée
G V Ramesh Prasad
Marcel Lebel
Donna McLean
J Malcolm O Arnold
Gordon W Moe
Jonathan G Howlett
Jean-Martin Boulanger
Pierre Larochelle
Lawrence A Leiter
Charlotte Jones
Richard I Ogilvie
Vincent Woo
Janusz Kaczorowski
Kevin D Burns
Robert J Petrella
Swapnil Hiremath
Alain Milot
James A Stone
Denis Drouin
Kim L Lavoie
Maxime Lamarre-Cliche
Guy Tremblay
Pavel Hamet
George Fodor
S George Carruthers
George B Pylypchuk
Ellen Burgess
Richard Lewanczuk
George K Dresser
S Brian Penner
Robert A Hegele
Philip A McFarlane
Milan Khara
Andrew Pipe
Paul Oh
Peter Selby
Mukul Sharma
Debra J Reid
Sheldon W Tobe
Raj S Padwal
Luc Poirier
Author Affiliation
Divisions of General Internal Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology and Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, McGill University, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Québec, Canada. Electronic address: kaberi.dasgupta@mcgill.ca.
Source
Can J Cardiol. 2014 May;30(5):485-501
Date
May-2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Antihypertensive Agents - therapeutic use
Blood pressure
Blood Pressure Determination - standards
Canada
Health Promotion - organization & administration
Humans
Hypertension - diagnosis - drug therapy - prevention & control
Life Style
Patient Education as Topic
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Prognosis
Program Evaluation
Abstract
Herein, updated evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment of hypertension in Canadian adults are detailed. For 2014, 3 existing recommendations were modified and 2 new recommendations were added. The following recommendations were modified: (1) the recommended sodium intake threshold was changed from = 1500 mg (3.75 g of salt) to approximately 2000 mg (5 g of salt) per day; (2) a pharmacotherapy treatment initiation systolic blood pressure threshold of = 160 mm Hg was added in very elderly (age = 80 years) patients who do not have diabetes or target organ damage (systolic blood pressure target in this population remains at
PubMed ID
24786438 View in PubMed
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Depression and disease severity in patients with premature acute coronary syndrome.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature105432
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Am J Med. 2014 Jan;127(1):87-93.e1-2
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-2014
Author
Roxanne Pelletier
Kim L Lavoie
Simon L Bacon
George Thanassoulis
Nadia A Khan
Louise Pilote
Author Affiliation
Division of Clinical Epidemiology, The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Source
Am J Med. 2014 Jan;127(1):87-93.e1-2
Date
Jan-2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Acute Coronary Syndrome - blood - diagnosis - physiopathology - psychology
Adaptation, Psychological
Adult
Age Factors
Age of Onset
Aged
Biological Markers - blood
Canada
Depression - diagnosis - etiology
Depressive Disorder, Major - diagnosis - etiology
Female
Hospitalization
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Predictive value of tests
Prognosis
Risk
Severity of Illness Index
Stroke Volume
Switzerland
Troponin I - blood
United States
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left - physiopathology
Abstract
The association between depression and cardiovascular disease severity in younger patients has not been assessed, and sex differences are unknown. We assessed whether major depression and depressive symptoms were associated with worse cardiovascular disease severity in patients with premature acute coronary syndrome, and we assessed sex differences in these relationships.
We enrolled 1023 patients (aged = 55 years) hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome from 26 centers in Canada, the United States, and Switzerland, through the GENdEr and Sex determInantS of cardiovascular disease: From bench to beyond-Premature Acute Coronary Syndrome study. Left ventricular ejection fraction, Killip class, cardiac troponin I, and Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events score data were collected through chart review.
The sample comprised 248 patients with major depression and 302 women. In univariate analyses, major depression was associated with a lower likelihood of having an abnormal left ventricular ejection fraction (odds ratio, 0.70; 95% confidence interval, 0.51-0.97; P = .03) and lower troponin I levels (estimate, -4.04; 95% confidence interval, -8.01 to -0.06; P = .05). After adjustment for sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, neither major depression nor depressive symptoms were associated with disease severity indices, and there were no sex differences.
The increased risk of adverse events in depressed patients with premature acute coronary syndrome is not explained by disease severity.
PubMed ID
24384103 View in PubMed
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Early socioeconomic status is associated with adult nighttime blood pressure dipping.

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Psychosom Med. 2008 Apr;70(3):276-81
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2008
Author
Tavis S Campbell
Brenda L Key
Alana D Ireland
Simon L Bacon
Blaine Ditto
Author Affiliation
Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4. t.s.campbell@ucalgary.ca
Source
Psychosom Med. 2008 Apr;70(3):276-81
Date
Apr-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Alberta
Arousal - physiology
Blood Pressure - physiology
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Body mass index
Cardiovascular Diseases - physiopathology - psychology
Child
Child Rearing
Circadian Rhythm - physiology
Female
Health Behavior
Health Status Indicators
Humans
Male
Psychophysiology
Risk factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Stress, Psychological - complications - physiopathology
Abstract
To examine the prognostic significance of early socioeconomic status (SES) on 24-hour blood pressure (BP) during early adulthood. Low SES has been related to poor health outcomes, in particular, cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Recent cross-sectional research has also linked low levels of SES with several cardiovascular risk factors including poor nighttime BP dipping.
A total of 174 undergraduate university students whose childhood SES was assessed by highest level of education completed by their parents underwent 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring.
Initial correlation analyses revealed positive associations between childhood SES and BP dipping, indicating that lower levels of childhood SES were associated with less systolic BP (SBP) (r = .29, p
PubMed ID
18256336 View in PubMed
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Effect of body mass index on self-reported exercise-triggered asthma.

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Phys Sportsmed. 2010 Dec;38(4):61-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2010
Author
Alicia Wright
Kim L Lavoie
Ariane Jacob
Amanda Rizk
Simon L Bacon
Author Affiliation
Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre, Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal - Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Source
Phys Sportsmed. 2010 Dec;38(4):61-6
Date
Dec-2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Asthma, Exercise-Induced - epidemiology - physiopathology
Body mass index
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Humans
Interviews as Topic
Logistic Models
Male
Middle Aged
Obesity - physiopathology
Overweight - physiopathology
Quebec - epidemiology
Risk factors
Self Disclosure
Abstract
Exercise-induced asthma (EIA) is common in individuals diagnosed with asthma, with 80% to 90% experiencing asthma symptoms during moderate exercise. Asthma has been linked to obesity such that obesity may be a risk factor for adult-onset asthma. Adults with asthma disclose comorbid obesity as one of the most common barriers to exercise. Physical inactivity has been linked to increases in body mass index (BMI). Few studies have explicitly examined the relationship between BMI and reporting exercise as an asthma trigger. It was hypothesized that individuals with asthma who have an increased BMI will also have increased reports of exercise as an asthma trigger.
In total, 673 adult outpatients with asthma at Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal in Montréal, Quebec, Canada underwent a brief sociodemographic and medical history interview. Patients provided information on their height, weight (used to calculate BMI), and triggers that generally provoked an asthma exacerbation (though it should be noted that a formal EIA test was not performed).
When individuals were classified as normal, overweight, or obese, logistic regression analysis revealed that those who were overweight had a 95% increase in the likelihood of reporting exercise-triggered asthma (odds ratio [OR], 1.95; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.30-2.94) compared with those of normal weight, and this likelihood was more than doubled if the individuals were obese (OR, 2.34; 95% CI, 1.44-3.82). Assessing BMI as a continuous variable revealed that every 1-point increase in BMI was associated with a 9% increase in patients reporting exercise as a trigger (OR, 1.09; 95% CI, 1.04-1.14). All analyses were conducted adjusting for age, sex, asthma severity, and asthma control.
Results suggest that BMI influences the likelihood of reporting exercise as an asthma trigger, such that individuals with higher BMIs report exercise as an asthma trigger more often than those with a lower BMI. Given that the current study is cross-sectional, further prospective research is needed to define the causal pathway of this relationship.
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21150143 View in PubMed
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The evolution of a Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommendation: the impact of resistance training on resting blood pressure in adults as an example.

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Can J Cardiol. 2013 May;29(5):622-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-2013
Author
Amanda M Rossi
Gregory Moullec
Kim L Lavoie
Gabrielle Gour-Provençal
Simon L Bacon
Author Affiliation
Department of Exercise Science, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Source
Can J Cardiol. 2013 May;29(5):622-7
Date
May-2013
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Blood Pressure - physiology
Canada
Female
Health education
Health Planning Guidelines
Humans
Hypertension - physiopathology - therapy
Male
Middle Aged
Resistance Training
Young Adult
Abstract
Ever since the first set of hypertension recommendations which were generated from the Canadian Hypertension Education Program, lifestyle and health behaviour have been a key focus. An initial recommendation focused on the benefits of aerobic exercise to reduce resting blood pressure (BP). However, until the 2013 edition, resistance exercise (RT) was not included. The current article describes a meta-analysis that was conducted which helped inform the creation of the newly introduced recommendation. Literature searches were conducted in 4 electronic databases. Inclusion criteria included: (1) randomized controlled trials with 4-week minimum, RT-alone intervention arms; (2) BP-lowering as the primary outcome; (3) human, adult participants; and (4) reporting control data, baseline, and postintervention resting systolic BP and diastolic BP. Nine studies (11 intervention groups, 452 participants) were identified. The analyses indicated that diastolic BP was significantly reduced (-2.2 mm Hg; 95% confidence interval, -3.9 to -0.5) in those randomized to RT compared with control participants. In contrast, no statistically significant change in systolic BP (-1.0 mm Hg; 95% confidence interval, -3.4 to 1.4) was observed. None of the studies found RT to increase BP and no adverse effects of RT were explicitly reported. Results suggest that participation in RT is not harmful and does not increase BP. However, more evidence is needed before recommending RT as a specific BP-lowering therapy.
PubMed ID
23541664 View in PubMed
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