AHA/ASA Hypertension Guidelines


American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Scientific Statements and Practice Guidelines

Following is a listing of active American Heart Association/American Stroke Association medical and scientific statements related to Hypertension.  Most AHA scientific statements and advisories are published in Circulation. Most AHA/ASA scientific statements and advisories are published in Stroke. Joint AHA and American College of Cardiology (ACC) statements also appear in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). For additional resources and a full listing of guidelines on a variety of topics, please visit My.AmericanHeart.org.

The AHA and ACC, partnering with the NHLBI, are developing Hypertension Guidelines.

The ACC/AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines has begun the process of developing the collaborative model to updating the national hypertension guidelines in partnership with the NHLBI, which will provide an updated systematic evidence review, informed by the relevant critical clinical questions.   We are seeking appropriate partners to begin this work in early 2014.   The writing group will draft recommendations followed by a peer and stakeholder review process.  Once the review process is complete, the ACC/AHA and partnering organizations will publish the guidelines in 2015 for clinicians to follow as the national standard for hypertension prevention and treatment.
 
Until this process is complete and the revised hypertension guidelines are formally published, the AHA recognizes the most recent hypertension guidelines, published in 2004 by the Joint National Committee (JNC 7), as the national standard. 
 
Title Year Published  
Treatment of Hypertension in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and American Society of Hypertension 2015  
Stakeholder Discussion to Reduce Population-Wide Sodium Intake and Decrease Sodium in the Food Supply 2014  
Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack 2014  
Update: Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Children and Adolescents 2014  

ACCF/AHA/AMA–PCPI 2011 Performance Measures for Adults With Coronary Artery Disease and Hypertension

2011  
ACCF/AHA 2011 Expert Consensus Document on Hypertension in the Elderly 2011  

The Importance of Population-Wide Sodium Reduction as a Means to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

2011  
ACCF/AHA 2009 Expert Consensus Document on Pulmonary Hypertension 2009  
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Children and Adolescents: Recommendations for Standard Assessment 2008  
Call to Action on Use and Reimbursement for Home Blood Pressure Monitoring: Executive Summary 2008  
Call to Action on Use and Reimbursement for Home Blood Pressure Monitoring: Full Text 2008  

Resistant Hypertension: Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment

2008  
Treatment of Hypertension in the Prevention and Management of Ischemic Heart Disease 2007  
Dietary Approaches to Prevent and Treat Hypertension 2006  
Recommendations for Blood Pressure Measurement in Humans and Experimental Animals Part 1 2004  
Recommendations for Blood Pressure Measurement in Humans and Experimental Animals Part 2 2004  
JNC 7: Complete Report--Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure 2003  
Guidelines for the Reporting of Renal Artery Revascularization in Clinical Trials

2002

 

Renal Considerations in Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Therapy

2002

 

Mercury Sphygmomanometers Should Not be Abandoned

2001