Published: 4 February 2019
Author(s): Fabio Angeli, Gianpaolo Reboldi, Monica Trapasso, Giorgio Gentile, Maria Gabriella Pinzagli, Adolfo Aita, Paolo Verdecchia
Section: Review Article

Hypertension is one of the most common chronic diseases in adults and a leading cause of disability and mortality worldwide. Recently, new Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of hypertension have been released in Europe and in the United States, with changes regarding how to diagnose and treat the condition, and the extent to which intensive blood pressure control should be pursued.Important differences between the Guidelines exist in the classification of blood pressure levels and definition of treatment goals.

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