blood pressure guidelines suggest combination therapy FIRST-line in some patients

Updated Canadian blood pressure guidelines suggest combination therapy FIRST-line in some patients.

About 50% of patients over age 65 have hypertension...and over 90% of these patients also have other cardiovascular risks.

Combination therapy with two first-line drugs should be considered a first-line option for blood pressure that's more than 20 mmHg systolic or 10 mmHg diastolic above target.

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