- When your patient has blood pressure values greater then 95th percentile for gender, age, and height on three different occasions.
- When your patient has blood pressure values greater than the 90th percentile for gender, age, and height on three different occasions and has one or more risk factors of cardiovascular disease (e.g. obesity, diabetes mellitus, high blood lipids and / or family history of stroke, coronary heart disease or its risk factors).
- When your patient’s blood pressure values in the clinic are inconsistent with blood pressure measurements in other settings.
- When a patient with a confirmed diagnosis of hypertension has failed non-pharmacological management.
- When documentation of blood pressure control by anti-hypertensive medication is required.
- When comprehensive management with the latest anti-hypertensives, exercise, weight loss, and dietary support is indicated.
When to refer to a Hypertension Specialist
IPHA Annual Meeting Announcement
The IPHA annual meeting usually held at PAS has been cancelled. Members will receive a ballot and dues notice in May or June 2020.
10th Annual NAA Conference
NEW DATE: MAY 2021
Iowa City, IA
The University of Iowa | Iowa City, IA
We regret to inform you that the NAA Program Committee has decided to CANCEL the 10th annual NAA meeting that was going to take place in Iowa City May 22-23, 2020, over growing concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The tentative plan is to postpone the meeting until May 2021 in Iowa City. More details to come!