Category: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Keywords: Hypertension, treatment (PubMed Search)
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.