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Does a BP level of 183/88 in an elderly patient require an ER consultation?

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my aunt is 93 and her bp is now 183/88. she takes a bp Rx amlodipine and valsartine maybe. she has a dr. appointment tomorrow. is this an emergency?
Tue, 5 Jun 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not an emergency.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
I have gone through your query,if bp is 183/88 than there is no emergency .So you can wait till tomorrow.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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