American Heart Association (AHA) to announce 130/80 mm Hg as new BP guideline

By ASN Staff

It’s been revealed ahead of the November announcement at the American Heart Association (AHA) in Anaheim, that the new guideline for blood pressure target will be 130/80 mm Hg.

“The last ‘official’ U.S. hypertension guideline was JNC 7, published in 2003. That guideline established a target systolic blood pressure of less than 140 mm Hg. (For people with diabetes or kidney disease, the target was even lower, less than 130 mm Hg.)”

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It’s been revealed ahead of the November announcement at the American Heart Association (AHA) in Anaheim, that the new guideline for blood pressure target will be 130/80 mm Hg.

“The last ‘official’ U.S. hypertension guideline was JNC 7, published in 2003. That guideline established a target systolic blood pressure of less than 140 mm Hg. (For people with diabetes or kidney disease, the target was even lower, less than 130 mm Hg.)”

Please read the full article on MedPage Today for more information.

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Friday, October 6, 2017