Under New Guidelines, More Stroke Survivors With Hypertension Diagnosis

Under the 2017 ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines, more stroke survivors are considered hypertensive.

HealthDay News — Under the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) hypertension guidelines, there would be a substantial increase in the proportions of stroke survivors with hypertension and above the recommended blood pressure target, according to a study published online June 6 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Alain Lekoubou, M.D., from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and colleagues used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys between 2003 and 2014 to estimate the prevalence and number of stroke survivors with hypertension, with recommended pharmacological treatment, and above blood pressure target according to the 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines and the seventh report of the Joint National Committee (JNC) on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure guidelines.

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