2003 European Society of Hypertension - European Society of by Sverre Erik Kjeldsen

By Sverre Erik Kjeldsen

High blood pressure, hypercholesterolemia and smoking current the #1 chance elements for heart problems and loss of life. therefore cardiologists play a key function within the care of hypertensive sufferers and as educators within the box. This detailed factor of "Heart Drug" positive factors joint directions for the detection and therapy of high blood pressure, built by means of the ecu Society of high blood pressure and the eu Society of Cardiology. in keeping with the 1999 foreign Society of Hypertension/World wellbeing and fitness association guidance and counseled via the foreign Society of high blood pressure, those new guidance combine detection and remedy of alternative very important chance elements, corresponding to diabetes, and, for the 1st time, contain the detection of objective organ harm like left ventricular hypertrophy, arterial plaque, microalbuminuria or somewhat increased serum creatinine. the tips extra spotlight a few medicinal drugs for the remedy of high blood pressure.

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