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Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology
Turkish hypertension consensus report [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015; 43(4): 402-409 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2015.16243

Turkish hypertension consensus report

Mustafa Arıcı1, Alparslan Birdane2, Kerim Güler3, Bülent Okan Yıldız4, Bülent Altun1, Şehsuvar Ertürk5, Sinan Aydoğdu6, Mert Özbakkaloğlu7, Halil Önder Ersöz8, Gültekin Süleymanlar9, Tufan Tükek3, Lale Tokgözoğlu10, Yunus Erdem1
1Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, Internal Diseases, Department of Nephrology, Ankara, Turkey
2Osmangazi University Medical Faculty, Department of Cardiology, Eskişehir, Turkey
3Istanbul University Medical Faculty, Department of Internal Diseases, İstanbul, Turkey
4Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, Internal Diseases, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Ankara, Turkey
5Ankara University Medical Faculty, Internal Diseases, Department of Nephrology, Ankara, Turkey
6Turkey Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Cardiology Clinic, Ankara, Turkey
7Turkish Specialty Association of Internal Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
8Karadeniz Technical University Medical Faculty, Internal Diseases, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Trabzon, Turkey
9Akdeniz University Medical Faculty, Internal Diseases, Department of Nephrology, Antalya, Turkey
10Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, Department of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey

Hypertension is a common and important public health problem in Turkey and worldwide. Recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension have been presented in many nationally and internationally agreed European and American guidelines. However, there are differences among these guidelines, and some of the recommendations are not consistent with clinical practice in our country. Consensus report preparation, with the participation of relevant associations, was considered necessary to merge recommendations by evaluating hypertension guidelines from the perspective of Turkey and to create a joint approach in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in adults. For this purpose, it was aimed to prepare a practical text in Turkey in which all physicians dealing with hypertensive patients, from family practitioners in primary care to specialists in tertiary care, could come to agreement on common concepts, and which would be used as a basic reference guideline. Considering health care practices and sociocultural structure in Turkey, this report aimed to enhance awareness on hypertension, provide a common basis for different definitions and values as well as therapeutic options in various guidelines, and establish a practical reference guide to improve clinical practices in Turkey. This report is not a document describing hypertension in every aspect, but a reference, including basic recommendations with outlines. Care was taken to ensure that recommendations were evidencebased and valid for a majority of patients in clinical practice. However, it should be kept in mind that an approach assessment should be made on an individual basis for each patient.

Keywords: Hypertension, guideline; diagnosis; treatment

How to cite this article
Mustafa Arıcı, Alparslan Birdane, Kerim Güler, Bülent Okan Yıldız, Bülent Altun, Şehsuvar Ertürk, Sinan Aydoğdu, Mert Özbakkaloğlu, Halil Önder Ersöz, Gültekin Süleymanlar, Tufan Tükek, Lale Tokgözoğlu, Yunus Erdem. Turkish hypertension consensus report. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015; 43(4): 402-409

Corresponding Author: Mustafa Arıcı, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: Turkish


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