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    This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on hypertension and related issues, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, and blood pressure monitoring and screening. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only. Note: This topic collection does not include articles on gestational or pregnancy-induced hypertension.
    Dec 15, 2022 Blood Pressure Targets in Adults With Hypertension: Guidelines From the AAFP [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Dec 15, 2022 Blood Pressure Targets in Adults With Hypertension: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the AAFP [Practice Guidelines]
    Jan 15, 2022 Can Walking Lower Blood Pressure in Patients With Hypertension? [Cochrane for Clinicians]   CME
    Aug 15, 2021 Hydrochlorothiazide vs. Chlorthalidone for the Treatment of Hypertension [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Jun 15, 2021 Hypertension: New Guidelines from the International Society of Hypertension [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Mar 15, 2020 Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy   Alg   PtEd
    Nov 01, 2019 Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibitors vs. Other Antihypertensive Drug Classes for Hypertension [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Mar 15, 2019 Coaching Patients About Successful Blood Pressure Management [Lown Right Care]
    Sep 01, 2018 Blood Pressure Targets for Patients with Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Mar 15, 2018 High Blood Pressure: ACC/AHA Releases Updated Guideline [Practice Guidelines]
    May 01, 2017 Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension: ACP and AAFP Release Recommendations for Adults 60 Years and Older [Practice Guidelines]   Tool
    Apr 15, 2017 Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension: Evaluation and Treatment   Alg   Tool
    Jun 01, 2015 Nonpharmacologic Management of Hypertension: What Works?   PtEd
    Apr 15, 2015 ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Primary Hypertension [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Feb 01, 2015 Common Questions About the Initial Management of Hypertension   PtEd
    Feb 01, 2015 Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors vs. Angiotensin Receptor Blockers [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Jun 01, 2010 First-Line Treatment for Hypertension [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Apr 01, 2010 Blood Pressure Treatment Targets for Uncomplicated Hypertension [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Dec 01, 2008 Pharmacologic Management of Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes   Alg   Tool
    Jul 15, 2008 AHA Releases Guidelines for Hypertension Management in Adults With or At Risk of CAD [Practice Guidelines]

    Specific Therapies

    Feb 01, 2018 Beta Blockers Compared with Other Drug Options for the Treatment of Hypertension [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Jan 15, 2018 Nebivolol/Valsartan (Byvalson) for Hypertension [STEPS]
    Dec 01, 2015 Chlorthalidone vs. Hydrochlorothiazide for Treatment of Hypertension [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Oct 01, 2015 Risk of Gout with the Use of Thiazide Diuretics [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Apr 01, 2013 Effect of Cocoa on Blood Pressure [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Nov 01, 2007 Are Beta Blockers Effective First-line Treatments for Hypertension? [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Oct 15, 2007 Aliskiren (Tekturna) for the Treatment of Hypertension [STEPS]
    Aug 15, 2005 Olmesartan (Benicar) for Hypertension [STEPS]
    Jul 01, 2004 Do ACE Inhibitors Decrease Mortality in Patients with Hypertension? [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Feb 15, 2004 Eplerenone (Inspra) for Hypertension [STEPS]
    Screening and Diagnosis
    Aug 15, 2021 Screening for Hypertension in Adults [Putting Prevention Into Practice]   CME
    Mar 15, 2021 Screening for High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents [Putting Prevention Into Practice]   CME
    Feb 15, 2021 Screening for High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]   FREE
    Oct 01, 2017 Secondary Hypertension: Discovering the Underlying Cause   Alg   PtEd   Tool
    Feb 15, 2016 Screening for High Blood Pressure in Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Jul 01, 2013 Pharmacotherapy for Mild Hypertension [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Mar 15, 2004 Initial Evaluation of Hypertension [Point-of-Care Guides]   POC
    Complications and Special Situations
    Oct 15, 2018 High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents   Alg   PtEd
    Apr 15, 2018 Screening and Management of High BP in Children and Adolescents: An Updated Guideline from the AAP [Practice Guidelines]
    Jan 15, 2016 Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy   Alg   PtEd
    Aug 01, 2009 Radiologic Evaluation of Suspected Renovascular Hypertension
    May 15, 2009 Evaluation and Management of the Patient with Difficult-to-Control or Resistant Hypertension   Alg   PtEd
    Editorials and Letters
    Mar 15, 2018 ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do? [Editorials]
    Aug 15, 2008 Which Diuretic Should Be Used for the Treatment of Hypertension? [Editorials]
    Patient Education, Self-Care
    Jan 15, 2016 High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jun 01, 2015 How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Medicines [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Feb 01, 2015 Treating Newly Diagnosed High Blood Pressure [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Apr 01, 2012 High Blood Pressure in Children [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd

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