This serial cross-sectional study assesses whether any race/ethnicity-specific changes occurred from before to after publication of the Eighth Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure panel member report for the initiation of antihypertensive medication classes in a 5% sample of Medicare beneficiaries aged 66 years or older.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the effects of intensive (<120 mm Hg) systolic blood pressure targets compared with standard (<140 mm Hg) systolic blood pressure targets in patients aged 75 years or older.
In the report from the panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8), the guideline authors provide evidence-based recommendations for the management of hypertension including specific goals by age, race, and comorbidities.
This cohort study assesses the prospective association of coronary artery calcification with risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality among dialysis-naive adult patients with chronic kidney disease from 7 US clinical centers.
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