2014 evidence-based guideline for the management of high blood pressure in adults: report from the panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8).

@article{James20132014EG,
  title={2014 evidence-based guideline for the management of high blood pressure in adults: report from the panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8).},
  author={Paul Arthur James and Suzanne Oparil and Barry L Carter and William C. Cushman and Cheryl R. Dennison-Himmelfarb and Joel F. Handler and Daniel T. Lackland and Michael L Lefevre and Thomas D. Mackenzie and Olugbenga G Ogedegbe and Sidney C. Smith and Laura P. Svetkey and Sandra J. Taler and Raymond R Townsend and Jackson T Jr Wright and Andrew S. Narva and Eduardo Ortiz},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2013},
  volume={311 5},
  pages={
          507-20
        }
}
Hypertension is the most common condition seen in primary care and leads to myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure, and death if not detected early and treated appropriately. Patients want to be assured that blood pressure (BP) treatment will reduce their disease burden, while clinicians want guidance on hypertension management using the best scientific evidence. This report takes a rigorous, evidence-based approach to recommend treatment thresholds, goals, and medications in the… CONTINUE READING
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