Hypertension guideline update: A new guideline for a new era

Sondra M. DePalma, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, Eric J. MacLaughlin, Sandra J. Taler

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In the United States, hypertension affects about one-third of adults and contributes to one out of every seven deaths. Evidence-based treatment is associated with reductions in incidence of stroke, myocardial infarction, and heart failure as well as associated disability and death. This article reviews the ACC/AHA Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines' 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults. Key changes include reclassifi cation of BP stages and lowering of hypertension treatment goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-22
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018


  • BP
  • diagnosis
  • guideline
  • high BP
  • hypertension
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting


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