What is the role of blood pressure control in the treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Vinh Q Nguyen, MD, FACC; Chief Editor: Gyanendra K Sharma, MD, FACC, FASE  more...
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Appropriate control of blood pressure is essential to effective therapy for persons with heart failure. The systolic blood pressure must be less than 120 mm Hg (preferably < 110 mm Hg).

Patients taking medications should not be deemed hypotensive based solely on blood pressure measurements; instead, this determination should be made based primarily on symptoms and the effectiveness of organ perfusion.


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