Definitions and Classification of Office Blood Pressure Levels (2013 ESH/ESC)

The recommended classification is unchanged from the 2003 and 2007 ESH/ESC guidelines. Hypertension is defined as values >/=140 mmHg systolic blood pressure (SBP) and/or >/=90 mmHg diastolic blood pressure (DBP), based on the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that in patients with these blood pressure (BP) values treatment-induced BP reductions are beneficial.

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Recommendations for the Use of Ambulatory Blood-Pressure Monitoring

In addition to the prediction of cardiovascular risk, ambulatory blood-pressure monitoring, when used in conjunction with clinic blood-pressure assessments, is of potential value in a variety of other clinical conditions. Some of these conditions are:

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ICHD-II Diagnostic Criteria for Tension-type headache (TTH)

A. At least 10 episodes occurring on <1 day/month on average (<12 days/year) and fulfilling criteria B-D

B. Headache lasting from 30 minutes to 7 days

C. Headache has at least 2 of the following characteristics:

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