Starting Hypertension Treatment
Guidelines on when to start antihypertensive treatment have been published recently. The Sixth Joint National Committee on the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (INC VI) (1) and the World Health Organization—International Society of Hypertension (2) have provided very similar criteria to assist decision making. Table 17-1 presents the JNC VI recommendations.
KeywordsHypertensive Patient Lifestyle Modification Sodium Reduction Hypertension Optimal Treatment Reduce Sodium Intake
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