New high blood pressure guidelines create new at‐risk classification: Changes in blood pressure classification by jnc 7

Edgar R. Miller, Megan L. Jehn

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Abstract

High blood pressure has become increasingly prevalent and is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7) has redefined normal blood pressure as less than 120/80 mm Hg and created a new blood pressure category called “prehypertension” for those with a systolic BP of 120 to 139 mm Hg or a diastolic BP of 80 to 89 mm Hg. This new blood pressure category was created to identify adults considered to be at risk for developing hypertension and to alert both patients and healthcare providers of the importance of adopting lifestyle changes. Recognition of prehypertension provides important opportunities to prevent hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-371
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hypertension
  • JNC 7
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Prehypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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