Pharmacologic Treatment Of Hypertension In Adults Aged 60 Years Or Older To Higher Versus Lower Blood Pressure Targets

Publication Date: March 1, 2017
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

Recommendations

ACP and AAFP recommend that clinicians initiate treatment in adults aged 60 years or older with systolic blood pressure persistently at or above 150 mm Hg to achieve a target systolic blood pressure of less than 150 mm Hg to reduce the risk for stroke, cardiac events, and possibly mortality. (High, Strong)
ACP and AAFP recommend that clinicians select the treatment goals for adults aged 60 years or older based on a periodic discussion of the benefits and harms of specific blood pressure targets with the patient.
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Pharmacologic Treatment Of Hypertension In Adults Aged 60 Years Or Older To Higher Versus Lower Blood Pressure Targets

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