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Staying up to date with the JNC 8 hypertension guideline

Feldman, Harvey MD; Zuber, Kim PA-C; Davis, Jane S. DNP

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants:
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000451865.17954.9b
Special Topics in Pharmacology

ABSTRACT: The recently released JNC 8 guideline on hypertension management is a major departure from previous JNC guidelines in methodology, focus, and content. This article reviews the design and content of the new guideline as well as its similarities and differences from JNC 7 and other recently published hypertension guidelines.

Author Information

Harvey Feldman is a professor in the PA program at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Kim Zuber practices at Metropolitan Nephrology in Alexandria, Va., and is CME chair of the National Kidney Foundation. Jane S. Davis is a nurse practitioner at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Roy A. Borchardt, PA-C, PhD, department editor

© 2014 American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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