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Table 4 BP targets in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, US and European hypertension guidelines

From: Highlights of the 2018 Chinese hypertension guidelines

 CHL 2018 [1]KSH 2018 [7,8,9]JSH 2019 [10]AHA/ACC 2017 [2]ESC/ESH 2018 [3]
Young & middle-aged adults< 140/90 mmHga< 140/90 mmHgc< 130/80 mmHg< 130/80 mmHg120–130/70–79 mmHg
Elderly65-79y
< 150/90 mmHgb
≥65y
< 140/90 mmHg
≥75y
< 140/90 mmHg
≥65y
< 130/80 mmHg
65–79y
130–139/
70–79 mmHg
≥80y
< 150/90 mmHg
≥80y
130–139/
70–79 mmHg
DM< 130/80 mmHg< 140/85 mmHg c< 130/80 mmHg< 130/80 mmHg120–130/70–79 mmHgf
CKD without proteinuria< 140/90 mmHg< 140/90 mmHg< 140/90 mmHg< 130/80 mmHg130–139/70–79 mmHg
CKD with proteinuria< 130/80 mmHg< 130/80 mmHg< 130/80 mmHg< 130/80 mmHg130–139/70–79 mmHg
Secondary prevention of stroke< 140/90 mmHg< 140/90 mmHg d< 130/80 mmHg e< 130/80 mmHg120–130/70–79 mmHgf
CAD< 140/90 mmHga< 130/80 mmHg< 130/80 mmHg< 130/80 mmHg120–130/70–79 mmHgf
HFrEF< 130/80 mmHg< 130/80 mmHgNA< 130/80 mmHgNA
  1. ACC American College of Cardiology, AHA American Heart Association, BP blood pressure, CAD coronary artery disease, CHL Chinese Hypertension League, CKD chronic kidney disease, DM diabetes mellitus, ESC European Society of Cardiology, ESH European Society of Hypertension, HFrEF heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, JSH Japanese Society of Hypertension, KSH Korean Society of Hypertension, NA not available.
  2. a < 130/80 mmHg, if tolerable or high risk
  3. b < 140/90 mmHg, if tolerable
  4. c < 130/80 mmHg, if high risk.
  5. d < 130/80 mmHg, with lacunar infarction.
  6. e < 140/90 mmHg for bilateral cervical arteries stenosis, main cerebral artery occlusion or unevaluated.
  7. f130–139/70–79 mmHg for people aged ≥65 years.