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New High Blood Pressure Guidelines: Can I Trust Them? (Dr. Pat Consults)

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC

A cardiologist discusses three changes recommended in the new guidelines on management of high blood pressure: (1) a more lenient goal for patients older than age 60; (2) elimination of the category called "pre-hypertension"; and (3) the removal of a class of blood pressure drugs called beta blockers from the list of first-line agents.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Heart Disease by the Numbers (Good and Bad)

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC

Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen is a collaborative physician. This week, she asks cardiologist Timothy C. Dutta to lay out the startling, research-backed numbers showing the impact of the lifestyle choices of Americans on their risk of heart disease.

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