Prevention and Treatment
- The SBP treatment goal is a pressure level of < 140 mm Hg (Grade C). The DBP treatment goal is a pressure level of < 90 mm Hg (Grade A). These targets were established using OBPM.
- Hypertension frequently coexists with other conditions that influence therapeutic decision-making. Polypharmacy and competing risks need to be considered carefully.
- Adults with diabetes and certain forms of chronic kidney disease (Table 9) might benefit from more intensive BP targets (ie, SPB 130 mm Hg or 120 mm Hg).