The European Society of Hypertension’s (ESH) main objective is to provide a stable and organized European platform for scientific exchange in the field of hypertension, while maintaining impartiality and avoiding any perceived bias towards specific manufacturers or products.

The Society recognizes the importance of accurate blood pressure measurement and validated blood pressure monitoring devices for healthcare, but does not itself conduct a validation process for specific brands or models of such devices.

As a scientific organization, ESH does not participate in validation studies for individual blood pressure monitors, but strongly supports the STRIDE BP initiative, which provides a platform for researchers, clinicians and patients to highlight validated devices. Further information can be found here:

The ESH BPM & CVV Working Group has published several ESH Statements. Below is a list of these publications on the use of office, home and ambulatory BP:

2021 ESH Practice guidelines for office and out-of-office blood pressure measurement

Blood Pressure Measurement – infografic

2014 – ESH practice guidelines for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

2013 – ESH position paper on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

2012 – ESH Requirements for professional office blood pressure monitors

2010 – ESH practice guidelines for home blood pressure monitoring

2008 – ESH guidelines for home blood pressure monitoring

Archive Blood Pressure Monitoring Guidelines


Dedicated APP for smartphones and tablets

In the attempt to improve doctor-patient interaction and to increase awareness on hypertension and its associated risks the European Society of Hypertension, in collaboration with the Italian Society of Hypertension, has published a dedicated APP for smartphones and tablets.

This is the only APP on hypertension currently validated and supported by the European Society of Hypertension.

A new updated version is now available for the 2016 World Hypertension Day (ESH CARE).

A novelty feature of the APP is a simple questionnaire, to be filled-in by the largest possible number of persons on World Hypertension Day, with the aim to collect useful information, a kind of “street epidemiology”, but also useful to the individual subjects (who will receive an automatic  feedback) to obtain a rough estimate of his/her own cardiovascular risk level.

The collected data will be anonymously analysed and presented at the ESH Congress in PARIS this June. The APP is also linked to a cartoon video that offers simple and straightforward educational information useful to everybody.

Download the ESH APP and tell your patients to do so too! The APP is available in stores by typing ESH CARE. You can also use the QRCODE reproduced hereafter.


The ESH Smartphone APP is now available in 8 languages (English, Italian, Spanish, French,  Portuguese, Dutch, German, Turkish). The languages will be downloaded in the language of the phone being used. A Polish and a Greek version are also in preparation.

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