Optimizing blood pressure control in patients with nondiabetic glomerular disease.

Umanath K, Lewis JB, Dwyer JP
Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2014 21 (2): 200-4

PMID: 24602469 · DOI:10.1053/j.ackd.2014.01.006

Hypertension is a common problem among patients with glomerular disease and CKD. Optimal blood pressure targets for these patients have been the source of much debate. Careful review of the available data supports a blood pressure target of less than 140/90 mmHg. Consideration for a lower goal of less than 130/80 mmHg should be given for patients with heavy proteinuria. Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors should be used as the cornerstone of therapy for all patients with glomerular disease and CKD.

Copyright © 2014 National Kidney Foundation, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers Diet, Sodium-Restricted Humans Hypertension Patient Care Planning Proteinuria Renal Insufficiency, Chronic Severity of Illness Index Smoking Cessation

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