Hypertension

Current Care Summary
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and the Finnish Hypertension Society
22.9.2014

Current Care Guideline «Kohonnut verenpaine»1 and Summary «Kohonnut verenpaine»2 in Finnish

Diagnosis is based on four sitting duplicate blood pressure measurements and confirmed by self-measurements or ambulatory monitoring. To reduce the overall cardiovascular risk, lifestyle-guidance is delivered. Drug treatment is initiated, if 1) the systolic pressure is at least 140 or diastolic at least 90 mmHg, and 2) home-measured or daytime ambulatory systolic pressure is at least 135 or diastolic at least 85 mmHg. The general goal is systolic/diastolic pressure below 140/90 mmHg. The goal is higher for the elderly and lower for patients with diabetes, kidney disease and albuminuria. Combination drug treatment is often needed.

Antti Jula (Chair)

Ilkka Kantola

Päivi Korhonen

Seppo Lehto

Eero Mervaala

Kaj Metsärinne

Timo Strandberg

Mikko Syvänne

Ilkka Tikkanen