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"Intensive Blood Pressure Therapy not Beneficial in Nursing Home Residents"

  • Medical Xpress
  • New York, NY
  • (August 19, 2019)

Long-term nursing home residents with hypertension do not experience significant benefits from more intensive antihypertensive treatment, according to researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The researchers found that at baseline, 54.4 percent of long-term nursing home residents received one antihypertensive medication, 34.3 percent received two, and 11.4 percent received three or more. According to Kenneth Boockvar, MD, professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine and associate professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, “Antihypertensive medications are reasonable targets for deintensification in residents in whom this is consistent with goals of care."

— Kenneth S. Boockvar, MD, Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Associate Professor, Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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