What is the British hypertension Society?

The British and Irish Hypertension Society The Society comprises doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers specialising in the delivery of care in hypertension and allied fields, together with clinicians and scientists in the forefront of cardiovascular research.

Do wrist blood pressure monitors work UK?

Wrist Devices A wrist device may fulfil the accuracy criteria of a validation protocol when strict attention is paid to having the wrist at heart level but in home use this may not happen and as a consequence the measurement can become inaccurate.

How accurate are home blood pressure monitors?

“Home blood pressure monitors may be inaccurate in 5% to 15% of patients, depending on the threshold for accuracy used,” according to Dr. Swapnil Hiremath, a kidney specialist at Ottawa Hospital in Canada.

What are the new blood pressure guidelines for seniors UK?

As a general guide:

  • high blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher (or 150/90mmHg or higher if you’re over the age of 80)
  • ideal blood pressure is usually considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg.

What should a 70 year old blood pressure be?

The ideal blood pressure for seniors is now considered 120/80 (systolic/diastolic), which is the same for younger adults.

Who prepared the guidelines for the Hypertension Society?

These guidelines have been prepared by the guidelines working party of the British Hypertension Society on behalf of the society. The working party reviewed new data that have become available since the previous guidelines were published4and amended the recommendations accordingly.

What is the British Hypertension Society classification of blood pressure?

Classification of blood pressure levels of the British Hypertension Society Category Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg) Blood pressure Optimal <120 <80 Normal <130 <85 High normal 130-139

What organizations are there in the UK to help with hypertension?

Blood Pressure Association Nurses’ Hypertension Association Diabetes UK British Cardiac Association Renal Association Heart UK Primary Care Cardiovascular Society London Hypertension Society British Heart Foundation Royal College of General Practitioners Friends of the British Hypertension Society Department of Health Appendix 2: Contact details

When is it appropriate to initiate treatment for hypertension (high blood pressure)?

If sustained systolic blood pressure is 140-159 mm Hg or sustained diastolic blood pressure 90-99 mm Hg, consider initiating treatment if cardiovascular disease or other target organ damage present, or if estimated 10 year risk of cardiovascular disease is ≥ 20%