Guidelines for doctor patient dating
D., medical director of the University of Pennsylvania's heart and vascular center.
The patient’s doctor and up to four other people chosen by the patient, including family members, can access the information. The pill comes after years of research and is a venture between Japanese pharmaceutical company Otsuka and digital medicine service Proteus Digital Health, which makes the sensor.
The result has been confusion similar to that created late last year with the muddled rollout of new guidelines for using cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
The controversy began when a panel of 17 national experts announced in December that, based on a five-year analysis of the best available research, the target for treating high blood pressure should be nudged a little higher for those age 60-plus and for those with diabetes or kidney disease.
If you have kidney disease or diabetes, your target used to be 130/80 or lower; now it's 140/90 or lower. A doctor's judgment trumps guidelines." The dissenting panel members, however, say the evidence isn't strong enough to support raising the bar from 140 to 150 for everyone older than 60. Wright, who was also a member of the 2003 panel, supports sticking with those recommendations to treat blood pressure that is above 140/90.
"With that target, the complication rate has been decreasing over the past several decades, especially in those over age 60," he says.
"Hypertension is such a strong risk factor, especially if you have other diseases.