2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8)

Posted at — Mario Hernández Cueto — enero 7th, 2014 — 11:07 under comentario

2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8).

ComentandoPor: Paul A. James, MD; Suzanne Oparil, MD; Barry L. Carter, PharmD; William C. Cushman, MD; Cheryl Dennison-Himmelfarb, RN, ANP, PhD; Joel Handler, MD; Daniel T. Lackland, DrPH; Michael L. LeFevre,MD, MSPH; Thomas D. MacKenzie,MD, MSPH; Olugbenga Ogedegbe,MD, MPH, MS; Sidney C. Smith Jr, MD; Laura P. Svetkey,MD, MHS; Sandra J. Taler, MD; Raymond R. Townsend, MD; Jackson T.Wright Jr,MD, PhD; Andrew S. Narva y MD; Eduardo Ortiz, MD, MPH.

JAMA. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.284427

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.
This report takes a rigorous, evidence-based approach to recommend treatment thresholds, goals, and medications in the management of hypertension in adults. Evidence was drawn from randomized controlled trials, which represent the gold standard for determining efficacy and effectiveness. Evidence quality and recommendations were graded based on their effect on important outcomes.

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