Hypertension Guideline Resources

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Uncontrolled high blood pressure (BP) can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other serious life threats. Nearly half of U.S. adults have high BP and 45.6% of those with high BP do not have it controlled. The AHA is launching a new initiative that elevates awareness and adoption of AHA’s 2017 Hypertension Clinical Guidelines. Clinicians have access to a blood pressure toolkit that provides education and resources fostering effective communication with their patients about BP. In addition, tools are available for patients to understand their numbers, including the impact of medications and substances on BP control. A digital patient engagement pilot for self-monitoring BP is set to launch in 2019. This initiative is sponsored by TYLENOL®.

Health Care Professional Resources

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How To Measure BP Accurately (PDF)
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Blood Pressure Treatment Algorithm (PDF)

 Hypertension Guideline Toolkit

HCP Hypertension Guideline Toolkit

 Hypertension guideline toolkit for pharmacists

Pharmacist Hypertension Guideline Toolkit


Patient Resources

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BP Raisers (PDF)

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Blood Pressure Brochure (PDF)

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What is High Blood Pressure Medicine? (PDF)
 Why should I limit sodium sheet 

Why Should I Limit Sodium? (PDF)


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TYLENOL® proudly supports American Heart Association's efforts to improve healthy choices related to living with high blood pressure.