Contemporary Hypertension Management
1. Calculate absolute CVD risk (eg, w Framingham or Pooled Cohort Risk Equations).
2. At higher risk (eg 7.5-10%) treat to SBP < 130 mm Hg...
3. At lower risk (eg < 7.5%) treat to SBP < 150 mm Hg
4. Lifestyle changes first, drugs as needed; lower BPs are generally better if patients tolerate treatmentSee More