Hypertension | Guidelines and Management

Guidelines for target blood pressure

Joint national committee (JNC) issued two reports about the target blood pressure:

  1. Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (2003): It determined target blood pressure as less than 140/90 mmHg in healthy adults and less than 130/80 mmHg in those with other conditions like diabetes or kidney diseases.
  2. Eighth Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (2014): It determined target blood pressure as less than 140/90 mmHg in adults between 18 and 60 years old with other conditions like diabetes or kidney diseases. But for those who are above 60 years old, this report determined target blood pressure as less than 150/90 mmHg.

American college of cardiology (ACC) and American heart association (AHA), in 2017, determined target blood pressure as less than 130/80 mmHg for all adults.

» Because hypertension is an asymptomatic and dangerous condition, it’s useful to screen your blood pressure continuously. Thus, we will discuss the guidelines for blood pressure screening.