Hypertension Treatment Flowchart Fills in for Missing Guideline

When the AHA and the ACC released four updated clinical guidelines earlier this week, a fifth document, the hypertension guideline, was conspicuous by its absence. According to the AHA and the ACC, the authors of the hypertension document have chosen to publish it independently. (No word has yet emerged about their reasons for doing so or when the document will be published.) In response, the AHA and the ACC announced that they would publish full hypertension guidelines in 2014, but in the meantime would publish a brief interim document. Now the two organizations, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control, have published a scientific advisory on the AHA and the ACC websites.

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