1986 guidelines for the treatment of mild hypertension: memorandum from a WHO/ISH meeting

J Hypertens. 1986 Jun;4(3):383-6. doi: 10.1097/00004872-198606000-00021.


The present guidelines were endorsed by the participants at the Fourth Mild Hypertension Conference, held at Königstein, Federal Republic of Germany on 4-7 December 1985. They include the definition of mild hypertension, and describe blood pressure measurement, factors influencing the decision to begin treatment, methods of treatment, and follow-up. These guidelines are a revision of those produced in 1982; they are based on the best available scientific evidence, and will be updated in the future to keep abreast of further developments in this field.

MeSH terms

  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / therapeutic use
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Blood Pressure Determination
  • Diuretics / therapeutic use
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / drug therapy*


  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
  • Diuretics