Guidelines for the management of hypertension: the world Health organisation/International society of Hypertension View


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Abstract

Organizations producing guidelines:Guidelines or recommendations for the management of hypertension have periodically been produced by various organizations or specialized scientific societies, in particular the United States Joint National Committee on the Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure and the World Health Organization/International Society of Hypertension Guidelines Sub-Committee.Similarities, differences and evaluation of guidelines:There are many similarities between the different guidelines and any dissimilarities are mainly related to the choice of first-line drugs for treatment and the goal of treatment. In formulating guidelines it is important to avoid placing rigid constraints on practising doctors' decisions while helping them to exert the most careful and informed judgement in individual cases.

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