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High Blood Pressure in Adults: Screening

Release Date: October 2015

This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.

Recommendation Summary

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Adults aged 18 years or older

The USPSTF recommends screening for high blood pressure in adults aged 18 years or older. The USPSTF recommends obtaining measurements outside of the clinical setting for diagnostic confirmation before starting treatment (see the Clinical Considerations section).


Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

Current as of: October 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: High Blood Pressure in Adults: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016. pressure

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