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Table 3 Algorithm to choose target blood pressure (BP) to improve global outcome according to the grade of recommendations for specific target BP in the elderly patient with three comorbidities with different grades of recommendation for target BP

From: A clinical algorithm to determine target blood pressure in the elderly: evidence and limitations from a clinical perspective

Case Comorbidity 1 Comorbidity 2 Comorbidity 3 Target BP
1 I I I Lowest target BP among the comorbidities 1, 2, and 3
2 IIb I I Lower target BP between the comorbidities 2 and 3
3 IIb IIa I Target BP according to the comorbidity 3 or the lower target BP between the comorbidities 2 and 3
4 III I I Target BP according to the comorbidity 1
  1. I, recommended; IIa, should be considered in favor of usefulness/efficacy; IIb, may be considered with less well-established efficacy; III, not recommended