What are the ASH guidelines on the management of blood pressure in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD)?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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For adults with SCD, the ASH guideline panel recommends a blood pressure goal of ≤130/80 mm Hg over a goal of ≤140/90 mm Hg.90 There is a lack of evidence to suggest that blood pressure goals should differ for individuals with and without SCD. The impact of hypertension on patient-important outcomes is significant for African Americans and therefore requires adherence to guidelines developed for the general population independent of having SCD.


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