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Anthony Heagerty, ESC 2018 – Updates to the ESC/ESH Guidelines

Published Online: August 31st 2018

Professor Anthony Heagerty (Professor of Medicine and Cardiac Centre Lead, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK) discusses the recent update to the ESC/ESH Guidelines which released in Barcelona, Spain in June 2018.

Filmed at ESC 2018, Munich.

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Speaker Disclosure: Professor Anthony Heagerty has nothing to disclose in relation to this video interview.

Questions:

1. Please can you outline the most important updates to the ESC/ESH Guidelines? (0:08)

2. What was the response to the “first look” at the new guidelines at the ESH Congress in Barcelona in June? (0:54)

3. Please describe the rationale for the unchanged classification of hypertension in the new ESC/ESH Guidelines compared with the revised classification of hypertension in the ACC/AHA Hypertension Guidelines? (1:33)

4. What impact do you think these updates will have on patients, particularly older patients for whom the hypertension threshold and blood pressure treatment targets are now lower than in the previous guidelines? (2:43)

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