Making Sense of Hypertension Guidelines.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Hypertension is a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and diabetes and is a predisposing risk factor for most cardiovascular chronic illnesses. The risk for major cardiovascular events drops significantly when guideline-based blood pressure targets are achieved. Several different societies and organizations have released guidelines during the past 6 years, and significant clinical trial data have been recently released. Here, we summarize existing guidelines and recent pertinent clinical trial data to assist practitioners in identifying optimal treatment strategies for the successful management of hypertension.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • DeWald, T; Granger, B; Bowers, M

Published Date

  • September 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 413 - 419

PubMed ID

  • 29621053

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5049

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-4655

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/jcn.0000000000000461


  • eng