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Frequently asked questions

Below you find some helpful tips & tricks when using TherapySelector.

Intervention with hypertension
Patients with hypertension (ICPC code: K86, K87) are patients with a blood pressure - measured repeatedly - of > 140 / 90 mm Hg. Here, according to all guidelines, intervention is recommended.

    • - In hypertension grade 1 (blood pressure measured repeatedly between 140 and 160 mm Hg) lifestyle intervention is started.
    • - In hypertension grade 2 (blood pressure between 160 and 180 mm Hg), medication can be added to the lifestyle intervention.
    • - In hypertension grade 3 (blood pressure at recurrence > 180 mm Hg), antihypertensive medication should also be started immediately.

Starting or adjusting therapy

If in hypertension grade 1 or 2 lifestyle intervention is not effective, i.e. blood pressure remains > 140 mm Hg, then medication should be started after several months.
Also if patients are already being treated with antihypertensive drugs, but the treatment is not effective, i.e., blood pressure remains > 140 mm Hg, then medication should be changed after several months.

Met behulp van de beslisboom in de onderstaande afbeelding kunt u gemakkelijk bepalen wanneer u TherapySelector het beste kunt raadplegen tijdens een consult.

Beslisboom - wanneer TherapySelector gebruiken

TherapySelector provides information on the effectiveness of all major antihypertensive therapy options, including ACE inhibitors, ARBs, Beta Blockers, Calcium Channel Blockers and Thiazide Diuretics. You get results of the effectiveness of mono therapy, as well as with combination therapies or dose increases.

Do you prescibe preferred drugs?
Did you know that you can always translate the study medication results as shown in TherapySelector to your preferred medication? Using the equivalency table , you can always choose the medication you use in your practice. The equivalence table is directly accessible from the results screen and details screen to

First you enter the requested characteristics of your patient by answering 4 simple questions about etiology, disease stage, previous treatments and comorbidities. Op basis daarvan wordt een profiel van de patiënt bepaald. 

Based on this, a profile of the patient is determined. The app then shows an overview of all registered treatments for that specific patient profile, based on frequently updated study results. For each therapy you find information about effectiveness, possible adverse events and costs.

More information: Info app

TherapySelector is available as a mobile app for iOS and Android. You can download the app from the App Store (iOS) and the Google Play Store. We also offer a desktop version, but it requires involvement from the IT department.

Recently, we have been working on a web application for TherapySelector. Via you can use TherapySelector directly from your browser. No need to download or install an application before you can get started. Moreover, new updates will be made available automatically.

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