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Hypertension in Older Adults


Thuan Ong, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington

School of Medicine


Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Define the goals of antihypertensive therapy.
  • Discuss evidence for current blood pressure targets.
  • Outline a practical approach to managing hypertension in older adults.

[From the Winter 2018 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]

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