It all depends on how you
judge success. Controlled with medications, or without. Medications, exercise (weight
loss), & diet help. Finding primary issues for HTN is important, other times it can be difficult to pin down.
Beta & Calcium Channel Blockers help, along with ACEs & ARBs, long acting nitro, and thiozidines. A number of combos may be needed for difficult cases.
My docs aim to keep mine in the low 110/50s,60s.