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Preface D: General Content Related to the Treatment of Hypertension

Blood Pressure Lowering Therapies

Complete JNC-7 guidelines available at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/jnc7full.htm.

Treatment Recommendations for Various Risk Groups

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LSM = lifestyle modifications; including weight reduction, limit alcohol, aerobic activity, limit sodium intake, tobacco cessation, DASH diet

A = Use recommended drugs for compelling indications

B = Thiazide diuretics for most; may consider ACE inhibitors, ARBs, CCBs, BBs, or combination

Lifestyle Modifications to Prevent/Manage Hypertension

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Compelling Indications and Recommended Drugs

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Antihypertensive Drugs

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