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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me is 170 over 90 high risk for a 72 year old that has had a stroke before?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
BP: 170/90 is increased risk for another stroke in such a patient.
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Yes: 170/90 is a high blood pressure for someone who had a stroke before. Target should be.
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Look up the SHEP study -- looked at high blood pressure in the elderly.
May 2, 2014

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you help? Is 170 over 90 high risk for a 72 year old that has had a stroke before?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Camille Pearte
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes.: Yes. Normal blood pressure is ~120/80. Ideal blood pressure is.
Last updated May 2, 2014

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