A 54-year-old male asked:
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in the uk n.i.c.e advise 140/90 mmhg or higher is associated with hypertention and classed as high blood pressure,but this number is lower in the usa,why? .56 yr old male healthy weight, active. after 3 readings lowest was 131/81 ,evidence based ?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
BP GOALS: BP GOALS. In the US A LARGE trial in certain older patients and those who were treated to <120 did better than those treated to 140.
Answered on May 2, 2020
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