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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2016 Mar-Apr;54(2):249-60.

[Key recommendations of the clinical guidelines of arterial hypertension in primary care].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Coordinación Técnica de Excelencia Clínica, Unidad de Atención Médica, Dirección de Prestaciones Médicas, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad de México, México.


in English, Spanish


Hypertension ranks first medical care in first level units. It is estimated that half of the patients with hypertension are uncontrolled. The purpose of this document is to provide recommendations to guide diagnosis and treatment of arterial hypertension in primary care, which have been considered key to the process of care, in order to help health professionals in the clinical decision-making.


The guide is integrated with recommendations of international guidelines and evidence of published studies indicated the changes regarding the management and treatment of hypertension, as well as differences between the target populations of the guide. Searching for information it is performed by means of a standardized sequence in PubMed and Cochrane Library Plus, from the questions asked. The key recommendations were chosen by a consensus of a group of professionals and health managers.


The key recommendations evidence-based standardized help you make decisions about prevention, diagnosis and treatment in patients with hypertension, and will contribute to reducing cardiovascular risk, promote changes in lifestyle, control the disease and reduce complications.


Blood pressure; Diagnosis; Hypertension; Life style; Practice guideline

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