Joint Editorial for the International Society of Hypertension Guidelines

Originally published 6 May 2020 | Hypertension

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The June issues of Hypertension and Journal of Hypertension both start with the hypertension guidelines prepared by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH). Compared with the guidelines issued by European Society of Cardiology/European Society of Hypertension and American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association, the ISH guidelines are a more succinct document written in an easy to read style. The declared purpose is to address hypertension issues that are also relevant for low-income countries, which may find it difficult to adhere to guidelines that are prepared for countries in which examinations using expensive equipment (eg, assessment of organ damage) or complex treatment strategies do not usually pose major implementation problems. The diagnostic and treatment recommendations strategies of the ISH guidelines reflect those issued by the European and U.S. guidelines, but there are also some differences.

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