What is the role of blood pressure control in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and what is the suggested target blood pressure?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Aggressive blood pressure control can help to delay the decline in renal function in patients with CKD. The Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC VII) and the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) suggest a target blood pressure of less than 130/80 mm Hg.


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