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Toolkit: Hypertension Guidelines

Below are links and information on hypertension guidelines.


2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8)


This report is the executive summary of evidence-based recommendations, with an emphasis on randomized controlled clinical trials, for the management of elevated blood pressure in adults. It discusses thresholds for initiation of pharmacological treatment, treatment goals and recommended drug therapy selection and dosing based on patient specific factors including age, race, presence of chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

James PA, Oparil S, Carter BL, et al. 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: Report from the panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8). JAMA 2014;311(5):507-520. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.284427.

For the Executive Summary Document, click here

  • Comparison of current recommendations with the previous report (JNC  7 Guidelines ) is found in Table 1.
  • Figure on page 516 includes a management algorithm that summarizes recommendations, which can be utilized as a quick reference 


Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension in the Community


This statement was published in 2013 by the American Society of Hypertension in collaboration with the International Society of Hypertension to provide recommendations for managing hypertension in the community, focusing on clinicians’ “real-life” practice settings.  It discusses the definition, classification, causes and diagnosis of hypertension; evaluation of the patient including physical exam and pertinent laboratory tests; goals of treatment; and nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatment recommendations.

Weber MA, Schiffrin EL, White WB, et al. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of hypertension in the community: A statement by the American Society of Hypertension and the International Society of Hypertension. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2014 Jan;16(1):14-26. doi: 10.1111/jch.12237.

To access the Document, click here.



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