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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Wermelt, J A; Schunkert, H 
Title:
[Management of arterial hypertension]. 
Abstract:
Arterial hypertension has a high prevalence and is a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases. It is a major contributor to worldwide morbidity and mortality and hence poses a huge socioeconomic burden. Despite great progress in perception, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, blood pressure control is inadequate in less than half of the hypertensive patients (<140/90 mm Hg). The diagnosis of arterial hypertension starts in most patients with the conventional office blood pressure measurement. Out-of-office blood pressure measurement is an important adjunct, especially to unmask white-coat hypertension. To reach the right target blood pressure many effective antihypertensive drugs are available. By how much the blood pressure should be lowered is currently a matter of controversy. The 2013 European and the identical German national guidelines recommend a target blood pressure of<140/90 mm Hg for most patients. The recent SPRINT study revealed that some patients may benefit from an even lower blood pressure. This CME-article summarizes recent developments in the management of arterial hypertension and provides tips for daily practice based on these aims. 
Journal title abbreviation:
Herz 
Year:
2017 
Journal volume:
42 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
515-526 
Language:
de 
Print-ISSN:
0340-9937 
TUM Institution:
Klinik für Herz- und Kreislauferkrankungen