What is more dangerous, high or fluctuating blood pressure?

What is more dangerous, high or fluctuating blood pressure?


(What is more dangerous,
high or fluctuating blood pressure?) – The short answer is,
both can be dangerous. Blood pressure is very interesting in the sense that if you look at the data and the mass studies that are being done over general populations, you see that the higher the blood pressure,
the higher the mortality. On the other hand, we also realize that blood pressure tends
to increase with age. But if we tend to be too aggressive and cause these fluctuations,
we can also cause more harm than good, okay? So in essence, you know, we
have to look at the patient as an individual, and see
what they can tolerate. My opinion is that, look,
if it’s a younger patient, healthier patient who has
a good life expectancy, I tend to be aggressive and treat them whatever levels they can tolerate, okay? For your older patient who
has lots of other illnesses, you want to be a little careful because we know that
those wide fluctuations tend to cause, sometimes,
more harm than good. (We treat the hearts of Texas) (How healthy is your heart?) (Take our Heart Risk Assessment – TreatingTexasHearts.com)