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General Inquiries

How can I contact Hypertension Canada?

Hypertension Canada
3780 14th Avenue, Suite 211
Markham, ON L3R 9Y5

Tel: 905-943-9400
Fax: 905-943-9401
Email: info@hypertension.ca

Website: www.hypertension.ca  
Guidelines Website: guidelines.hypertesnion.ca
Twitter: @HTNCanada
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hypertensioncanada  

Important Links:

For Professionals

When is your next Annual Scientific Meeting?

The Canadian Hypertension Congress takes place in October. Visit www.hypertension.ca/chc for more information.

How does Hypertension Canada support research about the prevention and control of high blood pressure?

Hypertension Canada identifies and advances hypertension research priorities through collaboration with medical and health experts, patients and organizations. We support emerging scientific careers at all stages and provide and advocate for increased funding that supports continual advances in hypertension research.

Through the Research Evaluation Committee, we have been instrumental in examining the impact of efforts on hypertension management and hypertension control rates, as well as the hypertension-related complication rates.

Travel awards for trainees make it possible for students and fellows to present their work at Canada’s premier scientific meeting and abroad.

Our named awards recognize excellence in hypertension research for both senior and new investigators, as well as for public health advocates and lifetime achievements.

How do I get permission to use material from your website?

For materials from the Hypertension Canada Guidelines, cite:

Leung, Alexander A. et al. Hypertension Canada’s 2017 Guidelines for Diagnosis, Risk Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Hypertension in Adults. Can J Cardiol 2017; 33(5): 557-576.

For all other materials, contact info@hypertension.ca.

I want to organize a workshop for my colleagues. Do you have materials that I can use?

Slide kits and supporting literature, patient information and recommendations, and an extensive electronic home blood pressure measurement and lifestyle change tools can be found at on www.hypertension.ca. You may use the material for your educational sessions and mention the source.

For more information, or assistance with your workshop, contact pep-online@hypertension.ca.

I want to set up a hypertension clinic, what resources and educational resources do you suggest? (or what educational resources are available?)

We suggest you have a healthcare professional available to take blood pressure readings and to discuss and answer any questions related to hypertension. We have a number of brochures available for download. Hard copies of some pieces can be ordered by members. Please check our “professional” section for the full selection.

For Patients and the Public

Can you give me some advice on my condition/medication?

Hypertension Canada cannot provide medical advice. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before seeking any treatment. The information available is intended to provide accurate and helpful information for healthcare professionals and the general public. It is made available with the understanding that the authors and publishers are not engaged in rendering medical, health, psychological, or any other kind of personal professional services on hypertension.ca.

What is hypertension?

Your heart pumps blood around your body. Blood pressure is the force of blood against your artery walls as it circulates through your body. This force is necessary to make the blood flow, delivering energy throughout your body. However, high blood pressure, also called hypertension, means there is too much pressure in your arteries.

Why should I be concerned about hypertension?

High blood pressure is one of the leading health problems in Canada. It causes strokes, heart attacks, heart failure and kidney failure. It is also related to dementia and sexual problems. Finding and treating high blood pressure early helps prevent these problems.

Why should I measure my blood pressure if my doctor does?

Whether or not you have high blood pressure, it is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. Nine out of ten Canadians will develop high blood pressure during their lifetime. High blood pressure has no warning signs or symptoms – which is why it is often called a 'silent killer'. Have your blood pressure checked at least once every two years by a health care provider or more often if your blood pressure is high. You can also check your blood pressure at home. If home blood pressure readings are done properly they may reflect your usual pressure more than those done in the doctor's office. Regular blood pressure checks help make sure that high blood pressure is diagnosed and controlled before it leads to serious health problems.

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