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