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New hypertension guidelines set aggressive goals based on risk factors

Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure

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Physicians and public health officials need to intensify their efforts to detect and treat high blood pressure, because the incidence of hypertension-related morbidity and mortality has stopped declining, and fewer than 30% of hypertensive patients have their blood pressure under control. The JNC VI report outlines the current standard of care for treating hypertension.


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