What are the new guidelines on blood pressure?

In 2017, new guidelines from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and nine other health organizations lowered the numbers for the diagnosis of hypertension (high blood pressure) to 130/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and higher for all adults.

What are the most current guidelines for managing hypertension 2020?

Lifestyle changes are recommended (smoking cessation, diet and exercise). BP should be lowered if ≥140/90 mm Hg and treated to a target <130/80 mm Hg (<140/80 in elderly patients).

What are the current guidelines for diagnosing and treating hypertension?

Treatment Goals A target BP of less than 130/80 mm Hg is recommended for adults with confirmed hypertension and CVD or a 10-year atherosclerotic CVD risk of 10% or more. A target of less than 130/80 mm Hg may be reasonable for adults with confirmed hypertension but no additional markers of increased CVD risk.

Who hypertension guidelines?

Recommended targets The target is to lower blood pressure values to less than 140/90 mm, in all adults. In persons with known cardiovascular disease, the target is a systolic value less than 130 mm.

What is the first-line treatment for hypertension?

Initial first-line therapy for stage 1 hypertension includes thiazide diuretics, CCBs, and ACE inhibitors or ARBs. Two first-line drugs of different classes are recommended with stage 2 hypertension and average BP of 20/10 mm Hg above the BP target.

What is the cutoff for hypertension?

The 2017 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines lowered the threshold of blood pressure (BP) for hypertension to 130/80 mm Hg.

What is a good BP reading for a 70 year old?

The American College of Cardiology still recommends getting blood pressure below 140/90 in people up to 80 years old, and the American Heart Association says blood pressure should be under 140/90 until about age 75, at which point, Dr.