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American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Protocol 2017: A Literature Review

Asad Ali, Muhammad Abu Zar, Ahmad Kamal, Amber E Faquih, Chandur Bhan, Waleed Iftikhar, Muhammad Bilal Malik, Malik Qistas Ahmad, Nouman Safdar Ali, Shahzad Ahmed Sami, Fnu Jitidhar, Abbas M Cheema, Annum Zulfiqar
Curēus 2018 August 29, 10 (8): e3230
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Hypertension is the most prevalent clinical symptom arising from various cardiovascular disorders. Likewise, it is considered a precursor or sequelae to the development of acute coronary artery disease and congestive heath failure (CHF). Hypertension has been considered a cardinal criterion to determine cardiovascular function. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) global observatory data, hypertension causes more than 7.5 million deaths a year, about 12.8% of the total human mortality. Similarly, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that 35% of the American adults have been estimated to have a persistently high blood pressure, which makes it about one in every three adults. Hypertension is a modifiable symptom that can be managed through pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods and standard protocols set forth by the American Heart Association (AHA). With new findings from various clinical trials related to the management of hypertension, new developments and recommendations have been made to update the previously established protocols for hypertension. This article aims to discuss and dissect the modern updates of hypertension management as comprehensively elaborated in the 2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines.

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