James Matera, MD, on the ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline

 

In this 3-minute mini-podcast, Dr James Matera from CentraState Medical Center discusses how the 2017 hypertension guideline from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association has changed the landscape when it comes to managing comorbid cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and kidney disease.

 

 

James J. Matera, DO, FACOI, is a nephrologist and Medical Director of Population Health at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, New Jersey.

 

References:

 

1. SPRINT Research Group. A randomized trial of intensive versus standard blood-pressure control. N Eng J Med. 2015;373:2103-2116. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1511939.

 

2. Carey RM, Whelton PK; 2017 ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline Writing Committee. Prevention, detection, evaluation, and management of high blood pressure in adults: Synopsis of the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association hypertension guideline. Ann Intern Med. 2018;168(5):351-358. doi:10.7326/M17-3203.

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