Academic Half Day: Hypertension

This week’s Academic Half Day is all about HYPERTENSION.

Seems like every year there are different definitions and guidelines for HTN, but don’t let your BP soar worrying about this - we’ll get you up to date. Take a look at the summary of the JNC-8 guidelines, AFP’s review of JNC-8 guidelines, and the Sprint trial.

If you have time, you may have heard recently that the ACC/AHA recently released a new definition of hypertension and guidelines for treatment. These are slightly different than JNC-8 and are good to know. But its a 122 page document… so a nice summary is linked below