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  • New Goals and Guidelines for Hypertension   Dr Walton-Shirley reviews the key updates in the 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure with the guideline chair.
  • AHA Better Patient Decisions: A Destination Within Reach A study showing that a comprehensive decision aid could help patients make treatment choices in line with their values is Dr Mandrola’s favorite trial of AHA 2017.
  • AHA Gastric Bypass for the Less Obese? Dr Walton-Shirley is reluctant to send obese patients for gastric bypass surgery, but concedes that the GATEWAY study findings are impressive.
  • AHA Trials We Did, Trials We Should Do Dr Walton-Shirley reflects on some major studies presented at AHA 2017 and offers a further way to approach each one.