Panel suggests less strict blood pressure goal for older adults; may mean fewer drugs needed

  • by: LINDSEY TANNER , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 18, 2013 - 7:45 PM

CHICAGO — Many older adults with high blood pressure can be treated less aggressively, which could mean taking fewer pills to get it under control, according to new treatment guidelines from an expert panel. But not all experts are on board with the advice — including the federal agency that appointed the group.

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