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Revista Virtual de la Sociedad Paraguaya de Medicina Interna

On-line version ISSN 2312-3893


ORTELLADO MAIDANA, José et al. 2015 Paraguayan Consensus on Arterial Hypertension. Rev. virtual Soc. Parag. Med. Int. [online]. 2016, vol.3, n.2, pp.11-57. ISSN 2312-3893.

This consensus was conceived by the Director of the National Program of Cardiovascular Prevention of the M.S P. y B.S. (Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare, Paraguay) because an updated document was necessary as a guide for health professional of all care levels including different specialties that treat arterial hypertension and its acute and chronic complications. Through this consensus between the National Program of Cardiovascular Prevention and the Paraguayan Cardiology Society of updating Guides or documents for the dissemination of the management of cardiovascular pathologies and associated risk factors it was decided to elaborate and launch this material that will be used as an official guide in the national territory. This guide was achieved after working tables held during several days and the collaboration of representatives of related scientific societies and international advisers. Recommendations for facilitating the management of patients with arterial hypertension and its complications are presented in order to reduce the cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. They have been elaborated according to scientific evidence and knowledge of experts with a practical and simple approach. All the participants approved the final decisions. The authors recognize that the publications and dissemination of guidelines will always be a practical guide that will allow physicians to increase their knowledge with the proposed recommendation in order to early detect the damage of target organs and improve the quality of life of the hypertensive patients.

Keywords : Cardiovascular diseases - epidemiology; hypertension - diagnosis; hypertension; pregnancy-induced; hypertension; renal; diabetes mellitus; type 2; heart failure; antihypertensive agents; life style; arterial pressure; guideline.

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