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Hypertension

Apr 15, 2018 Issue
Screening and Management of High BP in Children and Adolescents: An Updated Guideline from the AAP [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) previously published guidance on screening for and managing high blood pressure (BP) in children and adolescents in 2004. An updated guideline was released by the AAP to address increased interest in childhood hypertension (HTN) and an updated search of the literature on the topic.


Mar 15, 2018 Issue
High Blood Pressure: ACC/AHA Releases Updated Guideline [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) recently updated their guideline on the prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high BP in adults. The ACC/AHA recommendations were based on a systematic review that addressed four questions regarding BP monitoring and treatment for hypertension.


Mar 15, 2018 Issue
ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do? [Editorials]

Choosing a threshold and target for treatment should be based on the science supporting CVD risk reduction, while considering the benefits and harms in individual patient circumstances and respecting patient choice.


Feb 1, 2018 Issue
Beta Blockers Compared with Other Drug Options for the Treatment of Hypertension [Medicine by the Numbers]


Jan 15, 2018 Issue
Nebivolol/Valsartan (Byvalson) for Hypertension [STEPS]

Nebivolol/valsartan is an option for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed or poorly controlled hypertension. Although it offers a new beta-blocker option, no research has demonstrated its benefit over existing treatments.


Jan 1, 2018 Issue
Intensive Blood Pressure Control in Older Patients Can Decrease Renal Function [POEMs]

In this post-hoc analysis of the previously published SPRINT trial, lowering the systolic blood pressure of patients who are at increased risk of cardiovascular events (average age = 66 years) will decrease their risk of cardiovascular disease but increase their likelihood of developing moderate renal dysfunction.


Oct 1, 2017 Issue
Secondary Hypertension: Discovering the Underlying Cause [Article]

Review common causes of secondary hypertension, including renovascular hypertension, renal disease, primary hyperaldosteronism, and obstructive sleep apnea.


May 1, 2017 Issue
Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension: ACP and AAFP Release Recommendations for Adults 60 Years and Older [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) have made recommendations for all clinicians to treat hypertension in persons 60 years and older, based on the benefits and harms of higher (less than 150 mm Hg) and lower (140 mm Hg or less) systolic BP targets.


May 1, 2017 Issue
Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension in Adults Aged 60 Years or Older: A Guideline You Can Trust [Editorials]

A high standard must be met when guidelines recommend lifelong preventive medications, knowing that at best, a small minority of patients will benefit and that all are risking harm.


Apr 15, 2017 Issue
Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension: Evaluation and Treatment [Article]

Severely elevated blood pressure without symptoms of target organ injury can often be managed in the outpatient setting. A gradual lowering of blood pressure over several days to weeks is recommended over aggressive reduction.


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