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41 PRACTICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT HYPERTENSION AND HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA - 2008

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  • The limits for the diagnosis of hypertension are the same irrespective of age. Hence, a 75-year old person with a blood pressure level higher than 140/90 in repeated measurements is considered as hypertensive. The doctor will decide if and when it is appropriate to prescribe antihypertensive drugs.

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G. Stergiou, Chairman
A. Achimastos
E. Andreadis
I. Avramopoulos
M. Elissaf
N. Karatzas
T. Mountokalakis
D. Papadogiannis
K. Siamopoulos
E. Varsamis
K. Vemmos
D. Vlahakos