A 100-year-old member asked:
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What is best drug to treat BP of 214 from normal saline infusion in ambulance? Was hypotensive 92 yo who was dry; salt sensitive mild htn, prior cva.

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Dr. Ester Kwok
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Confused by question: Someone w/ low blood pressure en route to hospital by ambulance doesn't suddenly have increase in BP to 214 due to saline infusion. Increase may be a reflection of underlying illness which necessitated transfer to hospital or anxiety about ride to hospital or fear of illness or other injectable meds received to raise low bp. Treatment meds & parameters then depend on underlying acute illness.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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