British Hypertension Society classification of blood pressure levels (BHS-IV)

This classification equates with that of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and that of World Health Organization/ International Society of Hypertension (WHO/ISH), and is based on clinic blood pressure values. If systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure fall into different categories, the higher value should be taken for classification.

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Summary of Recommendations for Management of Hypertension in BHS-IV

  • Provide advice on life-style modifications for all people with high blood pressure (BP) and those with borderline or high-normal BP. Continue reading