Pharmacological management of hypertension in adults: updates from Eighth Joint National Committee

Authors

  • Ashwin Kamath Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka, India

Keywords:

Antihypertensive, Guidelines

Abstract

The choice of first-line antihypertensive drug(s) is a matter of intensive research despite the availability of data from large, randomized, and controlled clinical trials. The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC) guideline on management of high blood pressure (BP) in adults has significant updates over the earlier guidelines.

References

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Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, Cushman WC, Green LA, Izzo JL Jr, et al. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure: the JNC 7 report. JAMA. 2003;289(19):2560-72. [DOI via Crossref]

Dahlof B, Devereux RB, Kjeldsen SE, Julius S, Beevers G, de Faire U, et al. Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the losartan intervention for endpoint reduction in hypertension study (LIFE): a randomised trial against atenolol. Lancet. 2002;359(9311):995-1003. [DOI via Crossref]

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Published

2017-01-02

How to Cite

Kamath, A. (2017). Pharmacological management of hypertension in adults: updates from Eighth Joint National Committee. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 3(2), 415–416. Retrieved from https://www.ijbcp.com/index.php/ijbcp/article/view/452

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Letter to the Editor