Management of Hypertension

Implications of JNC 7
  • Gregory M. Singer
  • John R Setaro
Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)


Recent recommendations by the Joint National Committee on the Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC) 7 reflect a paradigm shift in the classification and treatment of hypertension. Incorporating findings of current clinical trials and surveys, JNC 7 reoriented the focus of hypertension management toward an intensive delineation of risk and concentration on goal achievement. This chapter analyzes the evolution of risk stratification, improvement of treatment strategies, and identification of modifiable risk patterns that affect blood pressure (BP) goal achievement. We will survey the components of evaluation and identify potential barriers to successful goal-oriented hypertension management.


Systolic Hypertension Resistant Hypertension Hypertension Optimal Treatment Diabetic Hypertensive Patient National High Blood Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory M. Singer
    • 1
  • John R Setaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Cardiovascular MedicineYale University School of MedicineNew Haven

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