hypertension guidelines

Labile Guidelines: ACC/AHA Hypertension Cutoff Now 180/100

  • 225
    Shares
hypertension guidelines
The guidelines were 140/90, then 130/80, now it’s 180/100?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last month, several societies including the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) redefined hypertension as greater than 130 mmHg systolic or 80 mmHg diastolic.  However, a repeat check of the hypertension guidelines this morning reveals that is has increased from 130/80 to 180/100.

“Turns out the hypertension guidelines are just as labile as patients’ blood pressures,” commented Dr. Mary Walsh, President of the ACC, thankful the new guidelines are currently asymptomatic.  “That being said, blood pressures tend to be higher in the morning, so we’ll plan to recheck the guidelines later today.”

The hypertension guidelines have been reminded not to have any more caffeine, tobacco, or alcohol before the repeat check this afternoon.  Walsh also said that they plan on using a different blood pressure cuff.

“However, if the blood pressure guidelines remain elevated, then they will likely require initiation of an antihypertensive agent,” Walsh continued.  “But let’s hope it doesn’t go any higher because then we have to worry about hypertensive emergency.  Hopefully these guidelines don’t require hospitalization.”

image_pdfimage_print
  • Dr. 99

    First there was Dr. 01, the first robot physician, created to withstand toxic levels of burnout in an increasingly mechanistic and impossibly demanding healthcare field. Dr. 99 builds upon the advances of its ninety-eight predecessors by phasing out all human emotion, innovation, and creativity completely, and focusing solely on pre-programmed protocols and volume-based productivity. In its spare time, Dr. 99 enjoys writing for Gomerblog and listening to Taylor Swift.

  • Show Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Hospital Debuts Combination Clinic/Pharmacy Drive-Thru

663SharesRALEIGH, NC – A brand new healthcare system opened in Raleigh last week, as Atlantic ...

doctor patient

Patient Impressed by Doctor After Both Skim Over Same Website

307SharesLocal patient Sawyer Schmidt was reportedly quite impressed with the clinical acumen of his ...

Hospital Administrators Bring Hope & Quality to Remote African Village

1.1KSharesBAALAH, KENYA – A medical mission trip made up entirely of hospital administrators has just ...