Recent guidelines on hypertension have relaxed blood pressure targets in elderly subjects i.e. 150mmhg systolic, but the SPRINT trial (published in NEJM Nov 2015) on contrary has come up with results showing, a reduction in cardiovascular events with … Read the rest
Results of SPRINT suggest increased cardiovascular benefit by reducing Systolic BP in elderly to less than 120 mm Hg. but, these are against current hypertension guidelines. In this article we will learn why we should not reduce systolic BP to less 120 mmHg and stick to less than 150 mmHg in elderly.