1 – Definition And Measurement Of High Blood Pressure – Extracts From The New 2017 Hypertension Guidelines

This is the first of nine posts extracting the highlights of the new 2017 hypertension guidelines (Resource 2). The nine posts are:

Resources

2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for
the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in
Adults [PubMed Citation] [Full Text PDF]. Hypertension. 2017 Nov 13. pii: HYP.0000000000000065. doi: 10.1161/HYP.0000000000000065. Epub ahead of print

2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. [PubMed Citation] [Full Text PDF].

The following are extracts from the executive summary of the 2017 Hypertension Guidelines (Resource 2):

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