Guidelines for the treatment of hypertension: an American view


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Abstract

Report of Fifth joint National Committee:The 1 993 report of the Fifth Joint National Committee presents the position of most United States hypertension experts.Criticisms:Sharp criticisms have been voiced on two of the major points of the fifth report of the Joint National Committee, the threshold for therapy and the choice of initial therapy. In addition, there is continued uncertainty about the appropriate goal for therapy.

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