Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Blood Pressure Recommendation

What should be the systolic blood pressure goal for pharmacological treatment, and should it vary by age or by cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk category?

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Despite fifty years of clinical trial research and forty years of national guideline activity, important clinical questions remain under intense scientific debate. The importance of these questions are underline by the scientific consensus that hypertension is most important cardiovascular risk factor globally, in fact, more important than even tobacco use.

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