This led to the Joint National Committee on the Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC), created by the NHBPEP
to establish national clinical guidelines for hypertension management.
Roccella, coordinator of the NHBPEP
at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.
Release of the clinical advisory begins a major campaign by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) -- which coordinates the NHBPEP
-- to raise awareness on the dangers of high systolic blood pressure, which will include educational elements for the public, health professionals, and community organizations.