New practical hypertension guidelines offered for docs around the globe

Washington, Dec. 18: The American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH) and the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) have announced the creation of first-of-their-kind guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Hypertension.

These are the first guidelines to be usable for medical practitioners in any socioeconomic environment around the globe, from those countries with state-of-the-art equipment to those that lack basic resources.

And, most importantly, they are designed with guidance that is easy to implement for doctors and healthcare professionals in even the most impoverished areas.

The guidelines have been translated to French, Spanish and Creole, and there are plans to continue translations for populations across the globe.

Dr. Michael A. Weber, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Hypertension, former ASH President and current ISH Council member, said these guidelines have been written to provide a straightforward approach to managing hypertension in the community.

“With the development and dissemination of treatment guidelines that are designed to educate medical practitioners, doctors in training and other health care providers, ASH is furthering its commitment to our mission through initiatives that aim to improve the clinical management of hypertension and its complications,” Dr. William B. White, professor of medicine and current President of ASH, said.

The guidelines’ 25 authors include top hypertension specialists and pharmacists from around the world, including past and present officers of the American Society of Hypertension and the International Society of Hypertension.

The guidelines were presented by the American Society of Hypertension Inc. and the International Society of Hypertension. (ANI)