Hypertension redefined 130 systolic or above | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 19, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:39 AM, November 19, 2017

New BP Guidelines

Hypertension redefined 130 systolic or above

New guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association (AHA), among others, define substantially more U.S. adults as having hypertension than the 2003 Joint National Committee (JNC 7) report's definition. The new ACC/AHA guidelines — unveiled recently at the AHA's annual meeting — define systolic blood pressure at or above 130 mm Hg as constituting hypertension, while the older definition set the threshold at 140 or above.

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