Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Blood Pressure Medications

Most blood pressure medications, even at maximal dose, will only bring down the systolic blood pressure by 10-15 mm. So the tip of the day is this: consider starting TWO blood pressure medications (i.e. lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide) for patients who are newly diagnosed with hypertension AND who have a systolic blood pressure > 160.


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