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Blood Pressure Guidelines for Adults

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) provides guidelines for blood pressure targets in adults with hypertension. The guidelines suggest that the following targets be used for most adults with hypertension:

Less than 130/80 mmHg for most adults
Less than 130/80 mmHg or less for those with diabetes or chronic kidney disease
Individualized target blood pressure based on patient-specific factors and clinical judgment for patients with high cardiovascular risk or other conditions that may affect blood pressure goals
These targets are based on the best available evidence and are intended to help guide treatment decisions. However, individual patient factors, such as age, comorbidities, and tolerance for medications, should also be considered when setting blood pressure targets. It is important for patients to work closely with their healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate blood pressure goals for their individual needs.

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Author
Paddy Kalish OD, JD and B.Arch

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