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Can blood pressure in elderly go low and high in one day? Like 90/65 in morning & 145/100 in evening? Can it cause stroke? Should BP be normalized?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine
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In brief: It is a

mistake to "over control" the blood pressure in elderly patients (although the definition of "elderly" has CHANGED and 73 is not as "old" as it used to be" A 24 hour BP monitor is available and I would strongly suggest it be used in this case.
If the "episodes" of higher BP are FEW I would not treat! My opinion only! Hope it helps Dr Z

In brief: It is a

mistake to "over control" the blood pressure in elderly patients (although the definition of "elderly" has CHANGED and 73 is not as "old" as it used to be" A 24 hour BP monitor is available and I would strongly suggest it be used in this case.
If the "episodes" of higher BP are FEW I would not treat! My opinion only! Hope it helps Dr Z
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