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Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60
 

Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60

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Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140
 
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18 Jan 2017 - General
 
Thank you for sharing the article Lianne Marie Victoria Laruan . It states that the guideline for management of BP in those above 60 has been changed to 160( instead of 140 previously). It also states that the management has to be individualized, with certain at risk groups having a lower target. I agree with the stated method as it would help in the better management of patients by optimising the risk/benefit rat...
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