controversy about when it's acceptable to aim for HIGHER blood pressure goals

New hypertension guidelines mean you'll hear controversy about when it's acceptable to aim for HIGHER blood pressure goals.

We're used to aiming for < 140/90 mmHg in most patients...and < 130/80 in patients with diabetes or kidney disease.

Now new JNC 8 guidelines bump this up to < 150/90 in patients 60 and older...and < 140/90 for patients with diabetes or kidney disease.

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