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Is a blood pressure reading of 160/90 normal in a 78 year old woman?

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

It's mildly elevated but it needs to be rechecked by your doctor before treatment.

Answered Aug 12, 2018

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Dr. Erskine James answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Blood pressure for older women should be the same as younger people. Sometimes it is harder for them to get that, but that blood pressure is too high. The shep trial (google it) proved that treating hypertension in older people was beneficial to treating strokes.

Answered Apr 22, 2018

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