Hypertension Recommendations Forthcoming, but Controversy Persists

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Previews of the new guidelines have already generated some controversy.

An update to the 12-year-old JNC 7 recommendations for hypertension management is underway and expected out in 2016, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology announced.

Those organizations officially took over the reins in 2013 on the suite of national cardiovascular prevention guidelines formerly managed by National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) writing groups.

The last official report from the NHLBI Joint National Committee on Prevention, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7) came in 2003.

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