U.S. expert panel updates blood pressure guidelines for older adults over 60
Too aggressive blood pressure treatment can cause fainting and falls in older patients, or bad interactions with drugs they're already taking for other illnesses, panel members said. The panel does endorse the lower target of 140 over 90 for younger adults ...
Why treat high blood pressure?
The usual goal is less than 140 mm Hg for systolic blood pressure and less than 90 mm Hg for diastolic blood pressure, or less than "140 over 90." People with diabetes should aim for less than 130 mm Hg (systolic) and less than 80 mm Hg (diastolic).
Blood Pressure: Highs, Lows & What's Normal
Prehypertension is classified as 120-139 over 80-89. Stage 1 high blood pressure is 140-159 over 90-99, and Stage 2 is 160 and above over 100 and above. The dangers of high blood pressure include hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, stroke ...
New High Blood Pressure Guidelines Say Seniors 60 Up Do Not Need Treatment Below 150 Over 90
One of three editorials (below news story) in JAMA says it is likely that there will be considerable controversy in hypertension treatment for the foreseeable future; high blood pressure still 140/90 Dec. 18, 2013 – Seniors age 60 and over were given a ...
Midlife high blood pressure tied to later-life mental decline
She and her team used blood pressure and mental performance data from the early 1990s for over 13,000 adults between ages 48 and ... People with hypertension are usually told to aim for less than 140/90 mm Hg, Gorelick told Reuters Health by email.