REVISION DATE: JUNE 2018 / FIRST EDITION
In late 2017, the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and nine other professional organizations released a new hypertension guideline. Because of its more stringent definition of hypertension, this guideline has generated some controversy. To provide practical guidance for Minnesota providers, ICSI convened an expert work group to review the guideline. The resulting commentary affirms key parts of the guideline, outlines and addresses important criticisms, presents challenges with operations and management, and offers key takeaways to share with patients.