A female asked:
when is blood pressure high in a 78years old woman. she has had tia and is under medication for hbp. what are the safe high and low limits for her bp?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jerome Zacks answered
50 years experience Cardiology
Above 130/80: A safe BP is 110-130/65-80 taken sitting and standing. A TIA signals the need to know more about ones heart, bp, cardiac rhythm and carotid arteries. This merits a careful cardiovascular evaluation, including a history, physical exam, ecg, 24 hr holter test, chest x-rays, echocardiogram, and blood and urine tests.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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