Model Predicts JNC8 Hypertension Guidelines Could Save 13,000 Lives Annually

Implementation of the JNC8 2014 hypertension guidelines for US adults aged 35–74 years could potentially prevent about 56,000 cardiovascular events and 13,000 deaths each year while saving costs. Researchers used the Cardiovascular Disease Policy Model to assess cost-effectiveness according to age, hypertension level, and the presence or absence of CKD or diabetes. One of the major projections from the New England Journal of Medicine study estimated that treating patients with existing cardiovascular disease or stage 2 hypertension would save lives and reduce treatment costs for men aged 35–74 years and for women aged 45–74 years.

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Implementation of the JNC8 2014 hypertension guidelines for US adults aged 35–74 years could potentially prevent about 56,000 cardiovascular events and 13,000 deaths each year while saving costs. Researchers used the Cardiovascular Disease Policy Model to assess cost-effectiveness according to age, hypertension level, and the presence or absence of CKD or diabetes. One of the major projections from the New England Journal of Medicine study estimated that treating patients with existing cardiovascular disease or stage 2 hypertension would save lives and reduce treatment costs for men aged 35–74 years and for women aged 45–74 years.