Determine blood pressure goals in older adults and possible medications.
Follow-up visit of a patient in the nursing home or other outpatient setting.
Determine initial appropriate treatment option for an elderly hypertensive patient with medical co-morbidities.
Identify blood pressure goals in patients >65 years old. 2.List four JNC7 considerations for treatment of hypertension. 3.List four medications and the specific conditions for which they are indicated, based on patient co-morbidities. 4.List four practical lifestyle recommendations for the management of hypertension.
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