Doctors Halt Squabbling And Agree How To Manage Hypertension In People With Blocked Arteries

March 31, 2015 8:42 PM

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There’s been a lot of drama in the hypertension field over the past few years. Initially sparked by the decision of the National Institutes of Health to end its sponsorship of national guidelines, the subsequent appearance of multiple guidelines with divergent recommendations led to even more controversy and discussion. Now, however, the appearance of a new scientific statement may indicate that some of the drama is dissipating, at least in one important subset of the field.

The scientific statement from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Society of Hypertension covers the important area of the treatment of hypertension in patients with existing coronary artery disease. A key element of the statement is that it is in acc...

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