Monday Aug 29, 2022

Is Less More When Treating BP in Older Adults? - Frankly Speaking EP 291

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Overview: Concerns have been raised over guideline recommendations for lowering systolic blood pressure (BP) to <150 mm Hg or even 130 mm Hg for adults >60 years. To achieve such targets often requires intensive BP treatments, which can result in harms from syncope or falls. Join us to review the results of a recently published meta-analysis done to estimate the time needed to potentially derive clinical benefit from such BP treatments in patients 60 years and older. 


Episode resource links:

  • JAMA Intern Med. 2022;182(6):660-667. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.1657


Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD


Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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