Is there significant risk in treating hypertension in elderly patients (age ≥80 years) to JNC-7 blood pressure goals?
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Treatment of hypertension in elderly patients has shown benefit; however, the target blood pressure remains unclear. A blood pressure goal of 150/80 mmHg may be reasonable (SOR: B, meta-analysis and inconsistent RCT).
Evidence Based Practice 15(9): 06-07.