What are the current hypertension guidelines?

What are the current hypertension guidelines?

Blood pressure categories in the new guideline are:

  • Normal: Less than 120/80 mm Hg;
  • Elevated: Systolic between 120-129 and diastolic less than 80;
  • Stage 1: Systolic between 130-139 or diastolic between 80-89;
  • Stage 2: Systolic at least 140 or diastolic at least 90 mm Hg;

What is the new AHA standards for hypertension?

New BP categories are: 1) normal (<120 systolic and <80 mm Hg diastolic), 2) elevated (120–129 systolic and <80 mm Hg diastolic), 3) stage 1 hypertension (130–139 systolic or 80–89 mm Hg diastolic) and stage 2 hypertension (≥140 systolic or ≥90 mm Hg diastolic).

What is the gold standard for hypertension?

ABPM is currently considered the gold standard for the correct diagnosis of hypertension on the grounds that the ambulatory BP provides extensive information on several BP parameters other than the average BP, including BP variability, the morning BP surge, BP load, and the nocturnal fall in BP.

What is the AHA blood pressure guidelines?

Table 1.

Definition of hypertension, mm Hg >130/80 >140/90
Grading of normal pressure, mm Hg Normal <120/80 Optimal <120/80
Elevated 120–129/<80 Normal 120–129/80–84
High normal 130–139/85–89

What is the latest JNC guideline?

According to JNC 7, the general BP goal is to lower systolic BP to less than 140 mm Hg and diastolic BP to less than 90 mm Hg. This recommendation is supported by many clinical trials. A more aggressive goal of less than 130/80 mm Hg is advised for patients with diabetes or chronic kidney disease.

What are JNC guidelines?

Compared with previous hypertension treatment guidelines, the Joint National Committee (JNC 8) guidelines advise higher blood pressure goals and less use of several types of antihypertensive medications.

Which beta blocker is best for hypertension?

Propranolol and atenolol have been studied most intensely in hypertension. For secondary prevention of myocardial infarction, the evidence is best for timolol. Sotalol is probably the best antiarrhythmic among the beta-blockers.

Which is the latest JNC guidelines?

What are JNC 7 guidelines?

What is average blood pressure by age?

Normal Blood Pressure By Age

Male 51-55 125.5
56-60 129.5
61-65 143.5
Female 21-25 115.5