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Suggest treatment for low blood pressure levels

Hello, My 87-year-old father s blood pressure this morning is 73 over 45. He takes Valsartan everyday but I did not give it to him today as I thought his blood pressure is too low that the pill will make his blood pressure even lower. Does he have hypotension? Is 45 too low? I keep a journal of his blood pressure reading everyday, but for the past week seems his blood pressure is very low with systolic below 90 and diastolic below 60. What should I do?
Tue, 13 Aug 2019
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Hello,

I would like to tell you that 70/45 is very low blood pressure and ideally, you should consult a cardiologist and get an Echocardiography done to evaluate a sudden drop in blood pressure.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Bhanu Partap, Cardiologist
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