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New guidelines set blood pressure goals for patients with CAD

PCNA SmartBrief | Apr 02, 2015

Updated guidelines tailor blood pressure targets based on heart health history for patients with coronary artery disease. A target of 130/80 mm Hg was recommended for patients who have experienced such events as heart attack, stroke or abdominal aortic aneurysm, while other patients with coronary artery disease should maintain a blood pressure lower than 140/90 mm Hg. Experts noted the guidelines should be interpreted in the context of a given patient, who may require a different target. The guidelines appeared in the journal Hypertension and were developed by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Hypertension. Medscape (free registration) (04/01) HealthDay News (03/31) ClinicalAdvisor.com (04/01)


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