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Classification of Hypertension from Joint National Committee (JNC 7)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for hypertension using the recommendations of the JNC 7 report.

Specialty:

Cardiology

Objective:

other testing, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

I10, I11, I12, I13, I15

Description:

The Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure has published its 7th report. This includes a classification of hypertension and recommendations for management.

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