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Hypertension

Jun 15, 2021 Issue
Hypertension: New Guidelines from the International Society of Hypertension [Practice Guidelines]

The International Society of Hypertension has published summary guidelines based on major international guidelines published between 2017 and 2020 on the control of hypertension. These summary guidelines include essential recommendations and suggestions for optimal care.


Mar 15, 2021 Issue
Screening for High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 10-year-old boy with obesity and a family history significant for hypertension and hyperlipidemia presents to your clinic for a well-child examination. The parents are concerned about their child 's risk for hypertension and ask whether they should be monitoring his blood pressure.


Feb 15, 2021 Issue
Screening for High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for high blood pressure in children and adolescents.


Mar 15, 2020 Issue
Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy [Article]

Most adults with primary hypertension will eventually require treatment with at least two antihypertensive agents. This article focuses on combination therapy—when to initiate it, choice of agents, and special populations whose comorbid conditions influence those choices.


Feb 15, 2020 Issue
Increased Readmissions and Adverse Events with Intensification of Antihypertensive Regimen on Hospital Discharge [POEMs]

The intensification of antihypertensive regimens on discharge in older adults hospitalized for noncardiac conditions is associated with an increased risk of readmission (number needed to harm [NNH] = 27) and medication-related serious adverse events (NNH = 63) within 30 days.


Dec 15, 2019 Issue
Managing Chronic Hypertension in Pregnant Women: ACOG Releases Updated Practice Bulletin [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an updated practice bulletin to outline diagnosis, effects on pregnancy outcomes, and approaches for management based on new evidence.


Nov 15, 2019 Issue
Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia: A Practice Bulletin from ACOG [Practice Guidelines]

Globally, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the main causes of maternal death. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released a practice bulletin to outline diagnosis and treatment recommendations for these conditions.


Nov 1, 2019 Issue
Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibitors vs. Other Antihypertensive Drug Classes for Hypertension [Cochrane for Clinicians]

RAS inhibitors, which include angiotensin receptor blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and renin inhibitors, should not be used as first-line agents.


Oct 1, 2019 Issue
Antihypertensive Drug Therapy for Mild to Moderate Hypertension During Pregnancy [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Compared with placebo, antihypertensive drug therapy for mild to moderate hypertension (defined by the authors as a blood pressure of 140 to 169 mm Hg systolic or 90 to 109 mm Hg diastolic) caused by chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, or preeclampsia during pregnancy does not affect any pregnancy outcomes.


May 1, 2019 Issue
Vaginitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension in Children, COPD, Alzheimer Disease [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.


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