High blood pressure redefined for the first time in 14 years: 130 is the new high

High blood pressure redefined for the first time in 14 years: 130 is the new highAmerican Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Guidelines

ANAHEIM, California, Nov. 13, 2017 – High blood pressure should be treated earlier with lifestyle changes and in some patients with medication – at 130/80 mm Hg rather than 140/90 – according to the first comprehensive new high blood pressure guidelines in more than a decade. The guidelines are being published by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for detection, prevention, management and treatment of high blood pressure.

The guidelines were presented today at the Association’s 2017 Scientific Sessions conference in Anaheim, the premier global cardiovascular science meeting for the exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

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