The following older guidelines are available for reference in PDF format.
- Practice Guidelines For Primary Care Physicians: 2003 ESH- ESC Hypertension Guidelines
These guidelines are a concise summary of the more extensive ones prepared by the Expert Committee appointed by the European Society of Hypertension and the European Society of Cardiology, and published in the Journal of Hypertension 2003;21:1011-1053. The extensive version of these guidelines (listed below) can be consulted by readers preferring a more critical assessment of the evidence.
- 2003 ESH-ESC Guidelines for the Management of Arterial Hypertension
Journal of Hypertension 2003,21:1011-1053.
The guidelines have been prepared by an Expert Committee appointed by the European Society of Hypertension and the European Society of Cardiology,and have been endorsed by the International Society of Hypertension. They have been prepared on the basis of the best available evidence on all issues deserving recommendations, and with the consideration that guidelines should have an educational purpose more than a prescriptive one.
- International Protocol for validation of blood pressure measuring devices in adults Working
Blood Pressure Monitoring 2002;7:3-17.
- Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring of the European Society of Hypertension
Journal of Hypertension 1999;17:151-183.