HTN Guidance Takes Center Stage
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 02:13 PM

Guidelines on hypertension management, particularly the JNC8 recommendations released last December, will be a major talking point at this year's National Kidney Foundation (NKF) spring clinical meetings.

Nephrologists are now more convinced that blood pressure targets need to be relaxed. "The medical community has been too rigid about blood pressure targets, especially in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Systolic pressure of 130 mm Hg for CKD was based more on opinion than strong evidence, and now we see that may be too rigid."