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A new report has found that a significant number of Australians could be living with undiagnosed, untreated or uncontrolled high blood pressure The report, from the Baker Heart and Diabetes …

Louis Roller takes an in-depth look at high blood pressure, its treatments and its consequences Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently …

One in 10 Australians who participated in a national blood pressure check health program have been advised to seek further medical attention for possible high blood pressure More than 10,000 …

Pharmacist interventions can achieve clinically relevant improvements for patients, but better quality of evidence is needed in the future, says Cochrane review lead author There is a need for better detailed …

A review of nearly 80 randomised trials has found pharmacist services for patients in the community had varying effects on outcomes compared with usual care A Cochrane systematic review has …

Home blood pressure telemonitoring with pharmacist management lowered blood pressure more than usual care for 18 months… but the benefits weren’t sustained long-term A study recently published in JAMA has …

If our blood pressure guidelines lowered the cut-off for hypertension to match the new American standard, it would double the proportion of Aussie adults with the condition So say Professor …

As roles for community pharmacists continue to expand, helping patients to maintain their cardiovascular health is more important than ever, writes Sheshtyn Paola Back in mid-2005, pharmacy researchers reached out …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Proton‐Pump Inhibitors and Long‐Term Risk of Community‐Acquired Pneumonia in Older Adults In a large cohort of older adults in primary care, …

New research reveals community pharmacist-led interventions can positively impact on medication adherence, BP control, cholesterol management, COPD and asthma control Researchers from the School of Pharmacy at The University of …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Deprescribing benzodiazepine receptor agonists This paper includes an evidence-based guideline to help clinicians make decisions about when and how to safely …

Half the world’s hypertension patients are inadequately treated, new research has found A global study involving researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research …