What’s new in the treatment of hypertension
Ray W. Gifford, Jr., MD
Chairman of the fifth Joint National Committee on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure, is a consultant in the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at Cleveland Clinic, and also a professor of internal medicine at Ohio State University.
Address: Ray W. Gifford Jr., Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, A 101, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195
Twenty-five years after the establishment of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program, hypertension is still underdiagnosed and often inadequately treated. This article argues for more aggressive treatment and outlines a practical, office-based approach.