Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
What is the evidence for blood pressure (BP) targets lower than 140/90?

Evidence supports BP targets of <140/90 for general hypertension and diabetic/renal subgroups. However^ in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk ≥20 percent over 10 years^ targets -120 can be (carefully) considered. This does not include diabetics or post-stroke and standing BP should be monitored.

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Publication Date: 2016-3-25
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:38:59