2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines Released

The “2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines” (2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines) was released on Monday, November 13, 2017. This guideline updates the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7). CDC will be examining the updated recommendations closely to determine their effect on national cardiovascular disease prevention activities.

High blood pressure remains a leading public health threat. It is a primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease and its prevention and management is central to preserving and promoting the cardiovascular health of the nation.  Numerous evidenced-based interventions are available to prevent high blood pressure and improve high blood pressure management across diverse settings.  For additional information about high blood pressure and evidence-based clinical and community interventions to prevent or manage high blood pressure, visit the CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention’s website or the Million Hearts® websiteExternal.