New 2017 ACC/AHA Hypertension Guidelines, At-a-Glance

November 20, 2017
Seth Martin, MD, MHS

Dr. Martin is an assistant professor at the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

A shift to earlier intervention and emphasis on basics like proper BP measurement and intensive lifestyle change are the key revisions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources

Whelton PK, Carey RM, Aronow WS, et al. 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Hypertension 2017; DOI:10.1161/HYP.0000000000000066

Whelton PK, Carey RM, Aronow WS, et al. 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol 2017; DOI:10.1016/j.jacc.2017.11.005.

Muntner P, Carey RM, Gidding S, et al. Potential US population impact of the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Guideline. Circulation 2017; DOI:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032582.