To the Editor: According to the JNC 7 recommendations,1 treating patients to achieve a blood pressure of
135/85 mm Hg would be considered successful. However, pooled data suggest
that this goal would double the risks of myocardial infarction, stroke, and
cardiovascular disease compared with an even lower target of 115/75 mm Hg.1-3
Sackner-Bernstein J. The JNC 7 Hypertension GuidelinesThe JNC 7 Hypertension Guidelines. JAMA. 2003;290(10):1312. doi:10.1001/jama.290.10.1312-a
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