How is severe hypertension treated in patients with aortic stenosis (AS)?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Xiushui (Mike) Ren, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Severe hypertension is frequently seen in the elderly patient with aortic stenosis and should be treated, because it causes an additional increase in vascular afterload. Treatment should follow the guidelines set out in the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. [45] Reducing the blood pressure to normal levels is advisable, but hypotension must be avoided. [5]


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