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in risk factors for IHD in KAPLAN its written cardiovascular events risk increases with bp over 110/75 .
but its normal bp! how? and we are supposed to consider patients with bp over 110/75 as risk factor?
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Can you specify which edition and which page?
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The newest Edition, I know what you're talking about....yeah its wrong, just remember the JNC hypertensive guidelines, they're just trying to say that uncontrolled htn is a risk factor!
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i have kaplan 08-09 edition, page 102 in IHD risk factors.

Dr_Kal_El is it same in NEW EDITION. HTN has to be over 140/90.
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Yes its the same in the newest version, well, what I think they mean is in general terms that the risk goes up after 110/75....they don't mean that EVERY pt with 110/75 will have an increased risk (as in a HIGH risk)....unless there's a pt with comorbid conditions with whom you have to be careful, but the general rule is that a pt with uncontrolled HTN is at a higher risk, but again you have to keep in mind the BP recommendations for ppl with IHD + Diabetes etc!

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i have kaplan 08-09 edition, page 102 in IHD risk factors.

Dr_Kal_El is it same in NEW EDITION. HTN has to be over 140/90.
Optimal BP...120/80. Quoting KLN;
"in fact,data from recent trials suggest that reducing BP below previously recommended level(ie 120/80)is beneficial"

My understanding is that reducing BP below optimal level but not below 90/50(ie hypotension)reduces risk of IHD
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