Hypertension: empirical evidence and implications in 2014

  title={Hypertension: empirical evidence and implications in 2014},
  author={Spyros Makridakis and James J Dinicolantonio},
  booktitle={Open heart},
High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension (HTN) is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Despite this fact, there is widespread agreement that the treatment of HBP, over the last half century, has been a great achievement. However, after the release of the new Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure-8 (JNC-8) guidelines, there have been heated debates with regard to what are the… CONTINUE READING
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