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Recommendations of the American Diabetes Association and Summary of the Joint National Committee (JNC) - V and WHO/International Society of Hypertension (ISH) Special Reports

  • Norman K. Hollenberg
Part of the Atlas of Heart Diseases book series (AD)

Abstract

Hypertension is one of those fields in medicine about which there are regular reports from committees describing guidelines on evaluation and treatment. Although many physicians express mixed feelings about committee reports, the range of choices available for treatment and the magnitude of the healthcare problem makes these consensus statements a valuable source of information. In 1993, the two most widely cited consensus reports were updated. The 1993 Joint National Committee on the Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure [1] was the fifth such meeting in the United States (JNC-V). As was the case for the previous meetings, the Committee’s efforts are supported by US federal funds, and all of its members reside in the United States. The World Health Organization/International Society of Hypertension (WHO/ISH) Subcommittee [2] is selected by those two organizations and is largely European, although this committee report also reflects American and Canadian views, as well as views of two members of the Japanese Hypertension Society.

Keywords

AMERICAN Diabetes Association Systolic Hypertension Mild Hypertension Joint National Committee Health Statistics Data 
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