These new guidelines, published by the Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC) with PAHO collaboration, are aimed at producing a unified, evidence-based approach to the management of hypertension in the Caribbean through both a patient-centered and a public health approach.
- Promote the primary prevention of hypertension through the adoption and maintenance of healthy lifestyles.
- Promote early and accurate diagnosis of hypertension; Improve the quality of care of persons with hypertension.
- Prevent or delay the onset of co-morbid conditions of diabetes, obesity and dyslipidaemia.
- Prevent and treat acute and long-term complications of hypertension; Promote education and empowerment of patients, families, communities and healthcare workers.