Recommendation ID
Optimal systolic blood pressure: - In people with treated hypertension, what is the optimal systolic blood pressure?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important: - Data on optimal blood pressure treatment targets, particularly for systolic
blood pressure, are inadequate. Current guidance is largely based on the blood pressure targets adopted in clinical trials but there have been no large trials that have randomised people with hypertension to different systolic blood pressure targets and that have had sufficient power to examine clinical outcomes.

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