Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 135 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 15-May-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 16-May-2003
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NHLBI issues new high blood pressure clinical practice guidelines
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) today released new clinical practice guidelines for the prevention, detection, and treatment of high blood pressure. The guidelines, which were approved by the Coordinating Committee of the NHLBI’s National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP), feature altered blood pressure categories, including a new “prehypertension” level–which covers about 22 percent of American adults or about 45 million persons.  more

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Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7) Express
The JNC 7 Express Report focuses on practical applications of the new evidence, including a revised treatment algorithm, drug tables, and convenient references. Get this for the quick-study health worker who needs to keep abreast of standards of treatment and incorporate the latest evidence into daily practice. Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure .  more

 


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Reference Card from the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7)
Tack it on the records station bulletin board. Snap it on a clipboard. We've designed this card for the rush and punishment of the active clinic. The laminated card includes at-a-glance versions of essential JNC 7 evaluation changes, new treatment algorithm, and compelling indications for individual drug classes. Get this card for those who don't have time to stop to consult the Evidence Report during treatment hours.  more

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Information for patients: Your guide to lowering blood pressure
"You can do it!" is the message in this action-packed guide. Follow step-by-step instructions on how to achieve and maintain a lower blood pressure through lifestyle and, if prescribed, medication. It's filled with practical advice about how to find your target weight, use herbs and spices to reduce sodium intake, and even how to remember to take your blood pressure medication. The bright, colorful design and upbeat language motivates as it educates hypertensive and prehypertensive patients to take control of their cardiovascular health. more

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Information for patients: The DASH eating plan
Get with the plan that is clinically proven to significantly reduce blood pressure. It's not enough to tell hypertensive and prehypertensive patients to, "Watch your diet." Give them a week's worth of sample menus, recipes, heart healthy dishes, and an easy-to-read summary of the findings from the "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension" clinical study that showed how elevated blood pressure levels can be reduced with an eating plan low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol, and rich in fruits, vegetables, and lowfat dairy products. It even has a form to track food habits before starting the plan and a chart to help with meal planning and food shopping.  more

 
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