Hypertension control among newly treated patients before and after publication of the main allhat results and jnc 7 guidelines

The Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 05/04/2012

Hypertension control rates increased from 38.0% to 50.2% (P=.005) from 2001–2002 to 2003–2004. Lower pretreatment SBP and DBP explained hypertension control improvement over time. In this real–world clinic population, antihypertensive treatment was initiated at lower blood pressure levels following publication of ALLHAT and JNC 7, resulting in substantial improvements in hypertension control rates.

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