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[Similarities and differences of the most significant international guidelines for the treatment of hypertension]

KÉKES Ede1, VÁLYI Péter2,3,4

OCTOBER 21, 2020

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2020;30(10)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.30.034

[Guidelines of diagnosing and treating hypertension play pre-eminent role in maintaining health in our World. Based on reliable estimates we have to take in ac­count more than 1.6 billion individuals suffering from hypertension by 2025. Ad­he­rence to the guidelines is a vital issue for all high blood pressure patients, however, also the economically developed countries have a disappointing share of well-controlled hypertension. Unfortunately, on the 5 continents of the world, the guidelines provide different or very different recommendations for measuring blood pressure, making diagnosis, estimating cardiovascular risk, and setting a target value, although an attempt has been made in the recent years for developing “consensus” in specific issues. This study presents the different opinions and resolutions by analysing the ACC/AHA, ESC/ESH, NICE, Canadian and Australian guidelines. WHO and ISH resolutions were also concerned. We describe the mutual ad­justment in theoretical and practical terms of the guidelines and the consensus that have already been estab­lished.]


  1. Pécsi Egyetem, Klinikai Központ, Kardiológiai Tanszék
  2. Magyar Hypertonia Társaság
  3. VALYTERÁPIA Egészségügyi és Szolgáltató Bt., Gyôr
  4. Érgondnok Rendelôház, Sopron



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