New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Relax Treatment Goals for Some Patients

However, controlling blood pressure remains a serious issue, and its importance is often underappreciated.

The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC8) guidelines on the management of adult hypertension (high blood pressure) contain some significant changes from previous guidelines, which were released a decade ago in 2003 by the JNC7. One change is the recommendation that adults age 60 and older aim for a blood pressure reading no higher than 150/90 […]

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