New Evidence That “Normal” Blood Pressure Levels May Be Too High

Lower levels provide dramatic protection against heart disease.

The American Heart Association, American Society for Hypertension and International Society for Hypertension all recommend patients maintain a systolic blood pressure of 140 mmHg or lower until age 80, after which 150 mmHg is acceptable. But these upper limits of normal may be too high. In the results of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial […]

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