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ESH/ESC Hypertension Guidelines: Classification of BP Levels
  • The European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and European Society of Cardiology (ESC) issued guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension.
  • This slide reviews the definition and classification of office blood pressure (BP) levels.
  • Hypertension is defined as systolic BP >140 mm Hg and/or diastolic BP >90 mm Hg.
  • This classification is used in young, middle-aged, and elderly subjects. Different criteria are used in children and teenagers.

Refer to source document for recommendation class and level of evidence

The Task Force for the management of arterial hypertension of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). 2013 ESC/ESH guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension. J Hypertension. 2013;31(7):1281-1357.

June 2013

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