Hypertension Guidelines: What is Expected to Change in 2006

Authors

  • George S. Stergiou

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2015/hc.v1i1%20sup.93

Keywords:

hypertension, guidelines, antihypertensive drugs

Abstract

Evidence-based medicine suggests that practice hypertension guidelines should be primarily based on the evidence from large outcome trials [1-5]. However, new data appear in the literature every day. In 2005 a total of 63,286 publications that included the keyword ???hypertension?? appeared in the MedLine, of which 2,484 were reports of clinical trials. Only few of these trials are expected to change current recommendations for the management of hypertension in clinical practice. This document presents several issues in the current hypertension guidelines that the author believes need to be modified mainly because of new information from recent clinical trials.

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Cardiology Update 2006