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New hypertension guidelines offer practical, clinical information for doctors and patients around the globe
Date:12/17/2013

High blood pressure affects approximately one in three adults in the Americas, Europe, some Asian countries and Australia, and one billion people worldwide. Because of this epidemic, The American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH) and the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) are pleased to announce the creation of first-of-their-kind guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Hypertension: "Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension in the Community." 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 were first published on December 17 by the Journal of Clinical Hypertension in the U.S. and the Journal of Hypertension in Europe. They will also appear in medical journals across Latin America and have been endorsed by the Asian Pacific Society of Hypertension. The guidelines have already been translated to French, Spanish and Creole, and there are plans to continue translations for populations across the globe.

"These guidelines have been written to provide a straightforward approach to managing hypertension in the community. We are so proud to have created a set of guidelines that can help not only doctors but also patients understand their disease and the care they receive," says Dr. Michael A. Weber, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Hypertension, former ASH President and current ISH Council member.

"Within the International Society of Hypertension we wanted to create Guidelines for management of hypertension for practitioners, which would provide easy to
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Contact: Korinne Leonardis
kleonardis@pollock-pr.com
American Society of Hypertension Inc.
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