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Guidelines and Resources

Current Guidelines for Treatment of High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

JNC 7: The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure 

JNC 7 Express Report

This report focuses on practical applications of the new evidence, including a revised treatment algorithm, drug tables and convenient references.

JNC 7 Complete Report: The Science Behind the New Guidelines

This publication focuses on the new evidence including a revised treatment algorithm, drug tables and the science and significance of the new recommendations. 

JNC 7 Physician Quick Reference Card for Blood Pressure

This reference card includes at-a-glance versions of essential JNC 7 evaluation changes, new treatment algorithm and compelling indications for individual drug classes.

Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents

This publication provides a comprehensive review on the latest scientific evidence regarding high blood pressure in children, along with recommendations for diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of hypertension. 

A Pocket Guide to Blood Pressure Measurement in Children

This brochure provides guidance on measuring blood pressure in children ages 3 to 17, as well as interpreting and classifying results. Separate Systolic Blood Pressure Percentile Tables are presented for girls and boys by age and height.

Current Guidelines for Cholesterol

ATP III: Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults

ATP III Executive Summary

This publication for health professionals summarizes recommendations derived from the evidence-based full clinical guidelines. Key tables and figures from the full report are included for easy reference.

ATP III Final Report

This publication represents an update on recommendations for clinical management of high blood cholesterol and related abnormalities.

ATP III At-a-Glance: Quick Desk Reference

This health professional reference outlines cholesterol management in a sequence of easy-to-follow steps.

ATP III Update

This document reviews the results of the five (5) major clinical trials of Statin therapy and assesses their implications for cholesterol management. 

Clinical Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women

AHA Evidence-Based Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women

The recommendations herein are designed to assist health-care providers in optimizing CVD preventive care for all women age 20 years and older.

Resources for Your Patients

Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure

This brochure is designed to help your patient adopt a healthier lifestyle and remember to take prescribed blood pressure-lowering drugs. 

Facts About the DASH Eating Plan

This publication tells about how to follow the DASH eating plan and reduce the amount of sodium to manage and control high blood pressure. It offers tips on how to start and stay on the eating plan, as well as a week of menus and some recipes.