Primary prevention of hypertension: clinical and public health advisory from The National High Blood Pressure Education Program.

@article{Whelton2002PrimaryPO,
  title={Primary prevention of hypertension: clinical and public health advisory from The National High Blood Pressure Education Program.},
  author={Paul K. Whelton and Jiang He and Lawrence J. Appel and Jeffrey A. Cutler and Stephen Havas and Theodore A. Kotchen and Edward J. Roccella and Ron W Stout and Carlos Vallbona and Mary Winston and Joanne Karimbakas},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2002},
  volume={288 15},
  pages={
          1882-8
        }
}
The National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coordinating Committee published its first statement on the primary prevention of hypertension in 1993. This article updates the 1993 report, using new and further evidence from the scientific literature. Current recommendations for primary prevention of hypertension involve a population-based approach and an intensive targeted strategy focused on individuals at high risk for hypertension. These 2 strategies are complementary and emphasize 6… 
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