2014 JNC 8 Hypertension Guidelines

Although the SPRINT trial [Reference (1)] strongly calls into question the target blood pressure goals suggested in JNC 8 [Reference (2)]  the tables in JNC 8 are still very useful. [See References (3) and (4) in Resources below for some blog posts on SPRINT.]

The following tables are from JNC 8 [Reference (2)] in Resources below:




The slide below is the 2014 Hypertension Guideline Algorithm. Be sure to check out the SPRINT treatment algorithm in Reference (4) in Resources.




(1) A Randomized Trial of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control.
SPRINT Research Group
[PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. N Engl J Med. 2015 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print].

(2) 2014 evidence-based guideline for the management of high blood pressure in adults: report from the panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8). [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML]. JAMA 2014 Feb 5;311(5):507-20. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.284427.

(3) Links to The SPRINT Trial and to NEJM Resources and to WWW.SPRINTTRIAL.ORG Resources. Posted on November 11, 2015 by Tom Wade MD

(4) The SPRINT Treatment Algorithm for the Intensive Treatment Group (Goal SBP < 120 mm Hg) – How They Did It. Posted on November 14, 2015 by Tom Wade MD

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