Evidence Supporting a Systolic Blood Pressure Goal of Less Than 150 mmHg in Patients Aged 60 or Older: The Minority View
Resource description: This article outlines evidence for maintaining a target systolic blood pressure at 140 mmHg for patients older than 60 without diabetes or chronic kidney disease. The guideline from the Eighth Joint National Committee recommended raising the target to 150 mmHg.
Document author(s)/institution of origin: Wright JT, Fine LJ, Lackland DT, Ogedegbe G, Dennison Himmelfarb CR. Annals of Internal Medicine 2014;160(7):499-503.
PUBMED link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24424788
File size and format: 115 KB, PDF
Number of pages: 6
Target audience: Clinicians
Copyright information: © 2014, American College of Physicians
Acknowledgements: American College of Physicians
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