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Kaplan's Clinical Hypertension Eleventh Edition (2014), Norman M. Kaplan, Ronald G. Victor MD


American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH) list of guidelines: http://www.ash-us.org/About-Hypertension/Hypertension-Guidelines.aspx

2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: : Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1791497

American Heart Association (AHA) http://hyper.ahajournals.org/site/misc/StmtGuidelines.xhtml

American Heart Association Scientific Statement, Resistant Hypertension: Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment, http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/51/6/1403.abstract

AHA/ACC/ASH Scientific Statement: Treatment of Hypertension in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease


Weber MA, Schiffrin EL, White WB, et al. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of hypertension in the community. A statement by the American Society of Hypertension and the International Society of Hypertension. J Clin Hypertens 2013; DOI:10.1111/jch.12237. J Hypertens 2014; 32:3-15. http://www.ash-us.org/documents/JCH_HTN_Guidelines_2013.pdf

2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults: https://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2013/11/11/01.cir.0000437738.63853.7a

Yancy C W, et al. 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure, J Am Coll Cardiolo. 2013;62(16):e147-e239. Doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2013.05.019 http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1695825

2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure: An Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure; A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016;():. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2016.05.011; http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/circulationaha/early/2016/05/18/CIR.0000000000000435.full.pdf

ACCF/AHA 2011 Expert Consensus Document on Hypertension in the Elderly: a Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Task Force on Clinical Expert Consensus Documents. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011; 57: 2037-114. DOI: 10.1016/j./jack/2011.01.00: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/123/21/2434.full.pdf

American College of Cardiology (ACC): 2013 AHA/ACC Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1770218

Million Hearts/PCNA: Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring: http://millionhearts.hhs.gov/Docs/MH_SMBP.pdf

Goals of Million Hearts: http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/5/4/589.full.pdf+html

Pickering TG, Hall JE, Appel LJ, et al. (2005) Recommendations for BP measurement in humans and experimental animals: Part 1: BP measurement in humans: a statement for professionals from the Subcommittee of Professional and Public Education of the AHA Council on High Blood Pressure Research. Circulation. 1005. Feb 8; 111(5): 697-716. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15611362

Pickering TG, Miller NH, Ogedegbe G, et al. (2008) Call to action on use and reimbursement for home BP monitoring: A joint scientific statement from the AHA, ASH, and PCNA. 2008; 52(1): 10-29. http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/52/1/10.full.pdf

AHA Scientific Statement “Treatment of Hypertension in the Prevention and Management of Ischemic Heart Disease” http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/115/21/2761.full.pdf

Recommendations for blood pressure measurement in humans and experimental animals: Part 1: blood pressure measurement in humans: a statement for professionals from the Subcommittee of Professional and Public Education of the American Heart Association Council on High Blood Pressure Research. Hypertension. 2005 Jan;45(1):142-61. http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/45/1/142.long

Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Blood Pressure Work Group. KDIGO clinical practice guideline for the management of blood pressure in chronic kidney disease. Kidney IntSuppl 2012;2;337-414 http://www.kdigo.org/clinical_practice_guidelines/pdf/KDIGO_BP_GL.pdf

American Diabetes Association (ADA). Standards of medical care in diabetes – 2015. Diabetes Care 2015;38 (suppl 1):S1-94. http://diabetes.teithe.gr/UsersFiles/entypa/STANDARDS%20OF%20MEDICAL%20CARE%20IN%20DIABETES%202015.pdf

Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, et al. Seventh report of the joint national committee on prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure. Hypertension 2003;42:1206-52. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14656957

ASH Scientific Statement: Detection, evaluation, and treatment of severe and resistant hypertension

White WB, Turner JR, Sica DA, Bisognano JD, Calhoun DA, Townsend RR, Aronow HD, Bhatt DL, Bakris GL, October 10 2013 http://www.ashjournal.com/article/S1933-1711(14)00633-0/fulltext

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4671913/; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20940712; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16522994


BMJ Adherence Paper: Adherence to prescribed antihypertensive drug treatments: http://www.bmj.com/content/336/7653/1114?linkType=FULL&ck=nck&resid=336/7653/1114&journalCode=bmj Emergency of urgency? Effective management of hypertensive crises, JAAPA Aug 2010 23(8), www.jaapa.com

Review Article: Managing hypertension in patients with chronic kidney disease, Zuber and others, JAAPA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; http://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Abstract/2014/09000/Managing_hypertension_in_patients_with_chronic.8.aspx

Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/blood-pressure-in-children-and-adolescents-hypertension-screening

An Update on Novel Mechanisms of Primary Aldosteronism, Hypertension 224:2 , R63-R77, M-C Zennaro and others; http://joe.endocrinology-journals.org/content/224/2/R63.abstract

Chlorthalidone Compared With Hydrochlorothiazide in Reducing Cardiovascular Events, Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analyses, Roush and others:; http://hyper.ahajournals.org

Beta-Blockers for Hypertension (Review), Wiysonge and others, the Cochrane Collaboration, 2012, issue 8://www.thecochrangelibrary.com

Clinical Advisor: How to Implement Home Blood Pressure Monitoring: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/how-to-implement-home-bp-monitoring/article/206808/

Moser M & Setaro JF (2006) Clinical practice. Resistant or difficult-to-control hypertension. NEJM, 355(4); 385-92; http://www.med.illinois.edu/depts_programs/sciences/clinical/internal_med/residency/Curriculum/Critical%20Care%20Literature/CVS/HTN.pdf

Telmisartan, Ramipril, or Both in Patients at High Risk for Vascular Events” (ONTARGET STUDY)

N Engl J Med 2008; 358:1547-1559 April 10, 2008DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa0801317

Pfeffer M A, McMurray J V, et al. Valsartan, Captopril, or Both in Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Heart Failure, Left Ventricular Dysfunction, or Both” (Valsartan in Acute Myocardial Infarction Trial). N Engl J Med 2003; 349:1893-1906November 13, 2003DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa032292

Circulation Research: Compendium on Hypertension (2015).


The American Society of Hypertension, Inc.: A Compendium of Antihypertensive Pharmacology (2011).


Coogan N, Marra A, Lomonaco EA. Assessing accurate BP measurement: size and technique matter! Nursing 2015. Apr; 45(4): 16-18. http://journals.lww.com/nursing/Citation/2015/04000/Assessing_accurate_BP_measurement__Size_and.6.aspx

Piper MA, Evans CV, Burda BU, et al. Diagnostic and predictive accuracy of blood pressure screening methods with consideration of rescreening intervals: A systematic review of the US Preventive Services Task Force. Annals of Internal Medicine 2015; 162:192-204. http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2085846&utm_content=buffer9a4e0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Pickering TG, White WB. ASH position paper: home and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. When and how to use self (home) and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. J Am Soc Hypertens 2008;2:119-24. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1751-7176.2008.00043.x/full

SPRINT Research Group. A Randomized Trial of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control. N Engl J Med 2015; 373:2103-2116. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1511939#t=article

ALLHAT Officers and Coordinators for the ALLHAT Collaborative Research Group. Major outcomes in high-risk hypertensive patients randomized to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or calcium channel blocker vs diuretic: the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT). JAMA 2002;288:2981-97. http://media.icor.koroni.uni5.net/clube_revista/arq_Major_Outcomes_in_High_Risk_Hypertensive_Patients_Randomized.pdf

Beckett NS, Peters R, Fletcher AE, et al. Treatment of hypertension in patients 80 years of age or older. N Engl J Med 2008;358:1887-98. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0801369


AASK: African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension

ACCOMPLISH: Avoiding Cardiovascular Events in Combination Therapy in Patients Living with Systolic Hypertension

ACCORD: Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes

ALLHAT: Antihypertensive and Lipid Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial

DASH: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension


HOT: Hypertension Optimal Treatment Study

HYVET: Hypertension in the Very Elderly Trial

LIFE: Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study

ONTARGET (The ONgoing Telmisartan Alone and in combination with Ramipril Global Endpoint Trial)


SHEP: Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program

SYST-Eur: Systolic Hypertension in Europe

VALIANT : Valsartan in Acute Myocardial Infarction Trial