Revised Guidelines For Diagnosis And Treatment Of High Blood Pressure
February 4, 2018
In November 2017, the American College of Cardiology, in conjunction with the American Heart Association, published updated recommendations on the diagnosis, treatment, risk assessment, and prevention of high blood pressure (hypertension). At present, about 50% of the population of the United States of America are hypertensive. According to numerous clinical studies, the new guidelines will allow more accurate identification of the disease at the initial stages, and thus predict the risks of serious complications.
Definition of the term
Blood pressure is the force applied to the vascular walls by the flow of blood. This indicator is one of the most important parameters of the functioning of the circulatory system and the human body as a whole. The first indicator (systolic pressure) shows the pressure in the arteries at the time of a contraction of the heart muscle. The second indicator (diastolic pressure) indicates the pressure in the vessels during the period of heart relaxation. Hypertension is a formidable predictor of various cardiovascular diseases.