QI Tools for Blood Pressure

New ACC/AHA High Blood Pressure Guidelines Lower Definition of Hypertension

High blood pressure should be treated earlier with lifestyle changes and in some patients with medication – at 130/80 mm Hg rather than 140/90 – based on new ACC and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for the detection, prevention, management and treatment of high blood pressure. For a visual representation of the new guideline's highlights, download this Central Illustration.

Visit the ACC’s High Blood Pressure Guidelines Hub for easy access to additional commentary, slides, key points to remember, and more! Also, ACC's newest tool, Guidelines Made Simple, is currently available.

Below, you can access blood pressure tools powered by NCDR registries and other Quality Improvement for Institutions resources.  

Related PINNACLE Measures

  • 6010: Systolic Blood Pressure
  • 6011: Diastolic Blood Pressure
  • 4030: Hypertension
  • 9300: Medication ID