Hypertension in 2017-What Is the Right Target?

@article{Chobanian2017HypertensionI2,
  title={Hypertension in 2017-What Is the Right Target?},
  author={Aram V. Chobanian},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2017},
  volume={317 6},
  pages={579-580}
}
Setting blood pressure (BP) goals is not an exact science. Such goals have generally relied on findings from clinical trials that typically have differed in such important variables as age of participants, entry and exclusion criteria, presence or absence of concomitant illnesses, severity of hypertension, treatment regimens, and therapeutic goals. Furthermore, few previous trials have been designed to compare the effects of lowering BP to different targets. Controversy exists currently on BP… CONTINUE READING