Recommendations for Management of Hypertension (JNC 8)

Hypertension is the most common condition seen in primary care and leads to myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure, and death if not detected early and treated appropriately. Patients want to be assured that blood pressure (BP) treatment will reduce their disease burden, while clinicians want guidance on hypertension management using the best scientific evidence. Continue reading

JNC-VII Classification and management of blood pressure for adults

The classification is based on the average of two or more properly measured, seated blood pressure readings on each of two or more office visits.

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