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A high diastolic number "really should not be ignored," he added. "We should not declare victory just because one number is under control. We need to pay attention to both."
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Recognizing that the diastolic blood pressure also has to be controlled because it can increase risk for stroke is a good step forward in our management for blood pressure," said Dr. Nieca Goldberg, a cardiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center and medical director of the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health, who was not involved with the research.
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systolic and diastolic hypertension can be treated with the same kinds of medications, but some doctors may need to switch the medicines or doses to get patients below that 130/80 mmHg mark.
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