Journal of the Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences

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: 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--5

Implications of 2017 hypertension guidelines for Indian patients


Rajiv Narang, S Srikant 
 Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Rajiv Narang
Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi
India

The new US blood pressure guideline lowers the definition of high blood pressure to 130/80 mm Hg.The new guideline adopts a key component of the 2013 cholesterol guideline and incorporates overall cardiovascular risk. The AAFP has decided to not endorse the recent hypertension guideline because it gave undue importance to the SPRINT trial and cardiovascular risk which was not validated and would lead to overtreatment. The guidelines are discussed in this article.


How to cite this article:
Narang R, Srikant S. Implications of 2017 hypertension guidelines for Indian patients.J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2018;4:3-5


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Narang R, Srikant S. Implications of 2017 hypertension guidelines for Indian patients. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Oct 19 ];4:3-5
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