Don't "SPRINT" to a Systolic BP Goal of < 120

You'll hear controversy about whether it makes sense to aim for a LOWER systolic blood pressure in hypertensive patients.

Recent guidelines recommend aiming for more relaxed BP goals, such as a systolic < 150 mmHg in patients 60 and older instead of < 140="" mmhg...due="" to="" lack="" of="" evidence="" that="" lower="" is="" better.="">

But the new SPRINT trial suggests that a lower systolic BP may be better for some patients...including those over age 75.

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