The Struggle to Stay Upright:  Considerations for BP monitoring and Goals in Frail and Older Adults

Joseph Nicholas, MD MPH, William & Sheila Konar Family Associate Professor, URMC

For many older adults with frailty, blood pressure management will need to be tailored to their own specific physiology in order to avoid harm.  Tracking single sitting or lying blood pressures periodically is unlikely to give clinically useful information, and may prompt overtreatment of patients who experience severe, situational hypotension.

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