As guidelines are updated, the recommendations for treating blood pressure also change. Cooper-DeHoff, PharmD, MS, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, 1600 SW Archer Rd, PO Box 100486, Gainesville, FL 32610-0486 (email@example.com). Cardiovascular disease is a frequent complication in people with diabetes. The big change in the guidelines is its liberalization of the blood pressure goals and the levels at which medications are started for those over 60 years of age in the general population. Dr Rabito emphasized the importance of lifestyle modification, which helps to reduce BP without subjecting patients to potential side effects associated with pharmacologic hypotensive agents. The patient was afebrile, with a pulse of 72 and a blood pressure of 170/90 mm Hg. Calhoun DA, Jones D, Textor S, et al.
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