BP Treatment Algorithm

Use this tool to see the recommended treatment for each BP threshold.

Select a BP threshold below:

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Normal BP

(BP <120/80 mm Hg)

Elevated BP

(BP 120-129/<80 mm Hg)

Stage 1 Hypertension

(BP 130-139/80-89 mm Hg)

Stage 2 Hypertension

(BP ≥140/90 mm Hg)

Normal BP

(BP <120/80 mm Hg)

Recommended Action:

Promote optimal lifestyle habits

When to Reassess:

1 year

Elevated BP

(BP 120-129/<80 mm Hg)

Recommended Action:

Nonpharmacological therapy

When to Reassess:

3–6 months

Stage 1 Hypertension

(BP 130-139/80-89 mm Hg)

Is there clinical ASCVD, Diabetes, CKD or an estimated 10-year CVD risk ≥ 10%?

Stage 2 Hypertension

(BP ≥140/90 mm Hg)

Recommended Action:

Nonpharmacological therapy and BP-lowering medication

When to Reassess:

1 month

If This is a Reassessment, Was BP Goal Met?

  • BP Goal Was Met

    Reassess in 3–6 months

  • BP Goal Was Not Met

    Assess and optimize adherence to therapy

    Consider intensification of therapy

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