Category: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Keywords: Hypertension, treatment (PubMed Search)
Posted: 12/21/2013 by Michael Bond, MD
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JNC8 (the Eigth Joint National Commission) released their recommendations for blood pressure management this week. The full article as published in JAMA can be found at http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1791497
Highlights from this report are
General Pearl: Remember to be cautious in acutely lowering the blood pressure in asymptomatic patients. Acute lowerings can cause watershed ischemia leading to strokes.
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