Οι νέες κατευθυντήριες οδηγίες για την Αρτηριακή Υπέρταση 2017 από τις The American Heart Association (AHA) και The American College of Cardiology (ACC): Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults
Whelton PK, et al.
2017 High Blood Pressure Clinical Practice Guideline: Executive Summary
Since 1980, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) have translated
scientific evidence into clinical practice guidelines (guidelines) with recommendations to improve
cardiovascular health. In 2013, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Advisory Council
recommended that the NHLBI focus specifically on reviewing the highest-quality evidence and partner with
other organizations to develop recommendations (1, 2). Accordingly, the ACC and AHA collaborated with the
NHLBI and stakeholder and professional organizations to complete and publish 4 guidelines (on assessment
of cardiovascular risk, lifestyle modifications to reduce cardiovascular risk, management of blood cholesterol
in adults, and management of overweight and obesity in adults) to make them available to the widest possible
constituency. In 2014, the ACC and AHA, in partnership with several other professional societies, initiated a
guideline on the prevention, detection, evaluation, and management of high blood pressure (BP) in adults.
Under the management of the ACC/AHA Task Force, a Prevention Subcommittee was appointed to help guide
development of the suite of guidelines on prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). These guidelines, which
are based on systematic methods to evaluate and classify evidence, provide a cornerstone for quality
cardiovascular care. The ACC and AHA sponsor the development and publication of guidelines without
commercial support, and members of each organization volunteer their time to the writing and review efforts.
Guidelines are official policy of the ACC and AHA.