BP in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Do the Usual Targets Apply?

Although these findings are observational and require confirmation in a randomized trial, they suggest that achieving ideal systolic blood pressure at the expense of low diastolic BP is not advantageous in adults with chronic kidney disease. While awaiting updated BP recommendations in forthcoming guideline revisions, clinicians should pay close attention to the diastolic pressure when treating systolic hypertension in these patients.

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