This study is a retrospective database review of primary care appointments of patients'
charts with new diagnoses of hypertension.
Compare the degree of blood pressure control of patients with stage 1 (BP < 130/80 mmHg) and
stage 2 hypertension (BP > 20/10 mm Hg above goal BP) before and after the release of the
Seventh report of Joint Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High
Blood Pressure (JNC 7) recommendations.
- Newly diagnosed hypertension