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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-18

The eighth joint national committee on the prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure (joint national committee-8) report: Matters arising


Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria

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Ogba Joseph Ukpabi
Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Center, Umuahia, Abia State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-7969.201909

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America's Joint National Committee (JNC) on the prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure is one of the foremost regional regulatory bodies on the management of hypertension. Its latest report (JNC-8) of 2014 has attracted a lot of strong criticisms. The aim of this review is to offer a summarized insight into the different opinions that have trailed its process and content since its publication.


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