11 de noviembre de 2009

The Task Force for Hypertension Management of the European Society of Hypertension presents the Reappraisal of European Guidelines on Hypertension Management: a European Society of Hypertension Task Force document.

In the 2 years since the publication of the 2007 guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), research on hypertension has actively been pursued and the results of new important studies (including several large randomized trials of antihypertensive therapy) have been published. Some of these studies have reinforced the evidence on which the recommendations of the 2007 ESH/ESC guidelines were based. However, other studies have widened the information available in 2007, modifying some of the previous concepts, and suggesting that new evidence-based recommendations could be appropriate.