Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

HTN National Guidelines

National High Blood Pressure Education Program Recommendations

AssessmentGuidelineRecommended Action
Normal Blood PressureSBP < 120 and DBP <80None
Pre-hypertensionSBP 120-139 or DBP 80-89reduce weight, diet, exercise
Stage 1 hypertensionSBP 140-159 or DBP 90-99single medication
Stage 2 hypertensionSBP >160 or DBP >100two medications

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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