Recommendation ID
Intervention thresholds for people aged under 40 with hypertension In people aged under 40 years with hypertension, what are the appropriate thresholds for intervention?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- There is uncertainty about how to assess the impact of blood pressure treatment in people aged under 40 years with stage 1 hypertension and no overt target organ damage or cardiovascular disease (CVD). In particular, it is not known whether those with untreated hypertension are more likely to develop target organ damage and, if so, whether such damage is reversible. Target organ damage and CVD as surrogate or intermediate disease markers are the only indicators that are likely to be feasible in younger people because traditional clinical outcomes are unlikely to occur in sufficient numbers over the timescale of a typical clinical trial. The data will be important to inform treatment decisions for younger people with stage 1 hypertension who do not
have overt target organ damage.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Hypertension in adults: diagnosis and management
Date issued
August 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No