New blood pressure control goals, more rational but facilitating therapeutic inertia?

@article{Escobar2013NewBP,
  title={New blood pressure control goals, more rational but facilitating therapeutic inertia?},
  author={Carlos Piedra-hita Escobar and Vivencio Barrios and Francisco Javier Alonso-Moreno and Jos{\'e} Luis Llisterri and Gustavo C Rodr{\'i}guez-Roca and M. A. Prieto},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 12},
  pages={2462}
}
N ew guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension have been recently published [1]. One of the most important novelties is the updated blood pressure (BP) control targets according to the available evidence. Thus, a SBP less than 140 mmHg in general hypertensive population, including those patients at higher risk (i.e. diabetes, history of stroke, ischemic heart disease or chronic kidney disease), has been recommended. Moreover, in elderly patients a SBP between 140 and 150 mmHg has… CONTINUE READING
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