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Table 1 Target blood pressure, according to cardiovascular risk conditions

From: Rationale and design of a pragmatic clinical trial to assess the impact of self-monitoring blood pressure at home and self-titration of antihypertensive medication in poorly controlled hypertension: the ADAMPA study protocol

Age Clinical situation TARGET BLOOD PRESSURE
SBP DBP
SMBP Office readings SMBP Office readings
<  80 years old Without increased cardiovascular risk ≤135 ≤140 < 85 < 90
Diabetes < 135 < 140 < 80 < 85
Cerebrovascular disease (previous stroke or TIA) < 85 < 90
Coronary Heart Disease
Peripheral artery disease
Chronic kidney disease
≥ 80 years old < 145 < 150 < 85 < 90
  1. SBP Systolic blood pressure, DBP Diastolic blood pressure, SMBP Self measured blood pressure
  2. Modified from the 2013 ESH/ESC Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension. The European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and European Society of Cardiology (ESC)