Changes to blood pressure guidelines are putting seniors at risk for under treatment, according to a study. Currently, one-third of American adults have hypertension, which contributes to fatal heart disease.

Blood pressure guideline changed in 2014, when the Joint National Committee released their eighth update. For those over the age of 60, healthy blood pressure guidelines went from < 140/90 mmHg to < 150/90 mmHg. For people with chronic kidney disease changes in blood pressure guidelines went from < 130/90 mmHg to < 140/90 mmHg.


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