A 10-kg decrease in body weight can lower systolic blood pressure by 5 to 20 mm Hg
Reaching systolic pressures below 120 mm Hg
reduced the risk of stroke, but was associated with two coronary events for every stroke prevented, said Dr.
A 10-year observational study showed that in patients with a history of ischemic heart disease, the incidence of fatal MI was lowest when DBP was between 85 to 90 mm Hg
and increased with DBP <85 mm Hg
, thus demonstrating a J-shaped curve.
Blood pressure tends to rise with age, so patients at 120/80 mm Hg
at age 50 have a 90% lifetime risk of becoming hypertensive, Dr.
All-cause mortality in LIFE by degree of blood pressure lowering Four-year all-cause mortality Average on-treatment SBP Baseline SBP Baseline SBPs >164 mm Hg
<164 mm Hg
<142 mm Hg
This finding is important since the American Diabetes Association recently raised its BP treatment goal from less than 130 mm Hg
to less than 140 mm Hg
to reflect clinical trial data showing limited benefit to more-intensive BP treatment in patients with diabetes, Dr.
Among the women with hypertension, systolic pressure averaged 152 mm Hg
in those on diet counseling alone and 137 mm Hg
in those taking soy nuts, a 9.
Among study participants whose mitochondrial DNA suggested purely African maternal lineage, systolic blood pressures averaged 122 mm Hg
We tested a target of less than 120 mm Hg
against a target of less than 140 mm Hg
; the question of whom to treat and to whom this applies" did not get tested in SPRINT (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial), Dr.
Normal BP: systolic BP (SBP) <120 mm Hg
and diastolic BP (DBP) <80 mm Hg
2017;66:546-554), Hansell et al recommend a systolic blood pressure (SBP) treatment target of <120 mm Hg
for community-dwelling, nondiabetic patients [greater than or equal to] 75 years of age.
As a result, blood pressures are perhaps 5-10 mm Hg
higher than they would be if taken using the SPRINT method.