May 15, 2005 Issue
Improving the Quality of Care for Patients with Hypertension [Practice Guidelines]

Mar 1, 2005 Issue
Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents [Practice Guidelines]

The National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents has issued its Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents.

Mar 1, 2005 Issue
Antiplatelet Therapy and Anticoagulation in Patients with Hypertension [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Antiplatelet agents should not be used in patients with hypertension and no previous history of heart attack or stroke. However, these agents are recommended for use in hypertensive patients who already have vascular disease. Anticoagulants should not be used for prevention of vascular events, alone...

Feb 1, 2005 Issue
Management of Hypertension in Older Persons [Article]

Antihypertensive therapy has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality in older patients with elevated systolic or diastolic blood pressures. This benefit appears to persist in patients older than 80 years, but less than one third of older patients have adequate blood pressure control. Systolic b...

Jun 15, 2004 Issue
Metabolic Syndrome: Time for Action [Article]

The constellation of dyslipidemia (hypertriglyceridemia and low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol), elevated blood pressure, impaired glucose tolerance, and central obesity is identified now as metabolic syndrome, also called syndrome X. Soon, metabolic syndrome will overtake cigarette ...

Mar 15, 2004 Issue
Initial Evaluation of Hypertension [Point-of-Care Guides]

The Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure recently released its seventh report (JNC 7). This guideline takes a largely evidence-based approach to the development of recommendations. Key changes from the previous guideline (JNC VI, 1997) i...

Feb 15, 2004 Issue
Eplerenone (Inspra) for Hypertension [STEPS]

Compared with other commonly used antihypertensive medications, eplerenone is effective in lowering blood pressure when used alone or as add-on therapy. However, mortality benefits related to antihypertensive treatment have not yet been shown, so it should not be considered a first-line treatment for hypertension.

Nov 15, 2003 Issue
Screening for High Blood Pressure [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for high blood pressure and the supporting scientific evidence.

Sep 1, 2003 Issue
New Developments in the Management of Hypertension [Article]

The management of hypertension has evolved over the past decade. Isolated systolic blood pressure elevation, the most common form of uncontrolled hypertension, is recognized as a significant risk factor for vascular complications in patients with hypertension. Nutritional management of hypertension ...

Jul 15, 2003 Issue
NHLBI Releases New High Blood Pressure Guidelines [Practice Guidelines]

New guidelines for the prevention and management of hypertension are available from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). According to the NHLBI, hypertension affects about 50 million persons in the United States.

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