The big news is that for those over 60 years old blood pressure goals are a little higher than previously recommended. This is good because we can treat few patients, label fewer patients as hypertensive, and not ‘push multiple medications’ to get blood pressure lower-and-lower
The news goals are now set at 150/90.
This means that if you are above either of these numbers you need medication, or if on medication and you remain higher than these numbers, you need an additional medicine.
Lower than these numbers, you can just keep an eye on the blood pressure with routine monitoring. If you are on the borderzone, checking every 1-2 months is best. If well below these numbers, checking every 3-6 months on your own is reasonable.
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