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Comment & Response
July 16, 2014

Guidelines for Managing High Blood Pressure

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Cardiology, Cardiocentro “Ernesto Che Guevara,” Santa Clara, Cuba
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • 3Department of Cardiology, Hospital General San Juan de Dios, Guatemala City, Guatemala
JAMA. 2014;312(3):293-294. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.6590

To the Editor Some evidence against β-blockers1 has been published in recent years; however, the exclusion of these drugs as initial treatment of uncomplicated hypertension in the report from the panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8)2 is surprising.

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