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Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia

Print version ISSN 0066-782XOn-line version ISSN 1678-4170

Arq. Bras. Cardiol. vol.82  suppl.4 São Paulo Mar. 2004

https://doi.org/10.1590/S0066-782X2004001000003 

IV Brazilian Guidelines on Arterial Hypertension

Work groups

 

 

Group 1 - DIAGNOSIS AND CLASSIFICATION
Coordinator: Marco Antonio Mota Gomes (AL)

Angela Maria Geraldo Pierin (SP)
Antonio Silveira Sbissa (PR)
Armando da Rocha Nogueira (RJ)
Ayrton Pires Brandão (RJ)
Cibeli Isaac Saad Rodrigues (SP)
Edgar Pessoa de Mello (PE)
José Xavier de Mello Filho (MA)
Luiz Carlos Bodanese (RS)
Paulo Toscano (PA)
Sebastião Ferreira Filho (MG)

 

Group 2 - CLINICAL AND LABORATORY INVESTIGATION and THERAPEUTIC DECISION
Coordinator: Fernando Nobre (SP)

Agostinho Tavares (SP)
Antonio Carlos Lopes (SP)
Jorge Pinto Ribeiro (RS)
José Carlos Aydar Ayoub (SP)
José Márcio Ribeiro (MG)
Luiz Introcaso (DF)
Marcelo Corrêa (RJ)
Mario Maranhão (PR)
Pedro Jabur (SP)
Raimundo Marques Nascimento (MG)
Roberto de Sá Cunha (PR)
Rogério Andrade Mulinari (PR)

 

Group 3 - MULTIPROFESSIONAL APPROACH
Coordinator: Carlos Alberto Machado (SP)

Adriana Avila (SP)
Clóvis Oliveira Andrade (SE)
João Carlos Rocha (SP)
Margarida Maria Veríssimo Lopes (CE)
Maria Cecília G. Marinho Arruda (SP)
Maria Fátima Azevedo (RN)
Maria Helena C. Carvalho (SP)
Marilda Lipp (SP)
Nárcia Elisa B. Kohlmann (SP)
Neide de Jesus (BA)
Paulo César da Veiga Jardim (GO)

 

Group 4 - NON-DRUG TREATMENT
Coordinator: Celso Amodeo (SP)

Carlos Eduardo Negrão (SP)
Celso Ferreira(SP)
Cláudio Pereira da Cunha (PR)
Eli Toscano (DF)
Eliuden Galvão de Lima (ES)
Estelamaris Tronco Monego (GO)
Fátima Lúcia Machado Braga (PE)
Hilton de Castro Chaves Jr. (PE)
Joel Heiman (SP)
Tales de Carvalho (SC)

 

Group 5 - DRUG TREATMENT
Coordinator: Osvaldo Kohlmann Jr. (SP)

Alvaro Avezum (SP)
Artur Beltrame Ribeiro (SP)
Carlos Alberto Gomes (MG)
Dante Marcelo Artigas Giorgi (SP)
Gilson Feitosa (BA)
Harue Ohashi (SP)
José Antonio Franchini Ramirez (SP)
Marcelo Marcondes Machado (SP)
Natalino Salgado Filho (MA)
Rafael Leite Luna (RJ)
Roberto Jorge da Silva Franco (SP)
Robson Augusto dos Santos (MG)
Wille Oigman (RJ)

 

Group 6 - TREATMENT OF ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION IN SPECIAL SITUATIONS
Coordinator: Istênio Fernandes Pascoal (DF)

Airton Massaro (SP)
Álvaro Nagib Atallah (SP)
Andréa Brandão (RJ)
Elizabete Viana de Freitas (RJ)
Ivan Cordovil (RJ)
José Egídio Paulo de Oliveira (RJ)
José Geraldo L. Ramos (RS)
Maria Teresa Zanella (SP)
Maurício Wajngarten (SP)
Roberto Dischinger Miranda (SP)
Soubihe Kahhale (SP)
Vera Koch (SP)

 

Group 7 - PRIMARY PREVENTION
Coordinator: Décio Mion Jr. (SP)

Armênio C. Guimarães (BA)
Catia Sueli Palmeira (BA)
Claudia Lucia de Moraes Forjaz (SP)
Eduardo B. Coelho (SP)
Fernando Antonio Almeida (SP)
Isabel Cristina Estefano Pellizari (SP)
Marcos Ausenka Ribeiro (SP)
Michel Batlouni (SP)
Paulo Lotufo (SP)
Regina Teresa Capelari (SP)

 

Group 8 - EPIDEMIOLOGY
Coordinator: Lucélia C. Magalhães (BA)

Abrahão Afiune Neto (GO)
Abrão Cury (SP)
Alci Moreira (MG)
Ana Luisa de Souza (GO)
Flavio Danni Fuchs (RS)
Inês Lessa (BA)
Marcus V. Bolívar Malachias (MG)
Romero Bezerra (DF)
Sandra Fuchs (RS)

 

Group 9 - SECONDARY HYPERTENSION
Coordinator: José Nery Praxedes (SP)

Antonio Cambara (SP)
Antonio Marmo Lucon (SP)
Berenice Mendonça (SP)
Flavio Borelli (SP)
Helio B. Silva (SP)
João Egidio Romão Jr. (SP)
José Gastão Rocha Carvalho (PR)
José Luiz Santello (SP)
Luiz Bortolotto (SP)
Luis Celso Matavelli (SP)
Maria Eliete Pinheiro (SP)
Valéria Guimarães (DF)

 

Grade of Recommendation

In accordance with the global scientific trend and the guidelines of the Brazilian Medical Association, the IV Brazilian Guidelines on Hypertension (IV Diretrizes Brasileiras de Hipertensão) set their guidelines according to Grades of Recommendation based on the levels of evidence from clinical reference studies:

Grade A – major randomized clinical assays and meta-analyses.
Grade B – well designed clinical and observational assays.
Grade C – reports and case series.
Grade D – publications based on consensus and specialized opinions.


Harue Ohashi (SP)

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