from journal Kidney International
New blood pressure guidelines have been published that could benefit people with chronic kidney disease. The recommendations come from the nonprofit organization, Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes. If followed, the recommendations could benefit nearly twenty-five million Americans with chronic kidney disease. That analysis was done at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine and published in the journal Kidney International. The new guidelines call for bringing systolic blood pressure levels down to 120. Dr. Josef Coresh at Hopkins says reducing blood pressure in adults with chronic kidney disease in the new recommendations could also reduce cardiovascular disease.