Warning over patients discharged on higher BP drug doses

Those on intensified treatment are 23% more likely to be readmitted, US study reveals

Discharging patients on intensified antihypertensive regimens can lead to serious adverse events, warn US researchers.

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The study examined medical records and Medicare claims data to investigate the rates of hospital readmissions, medication-related severe adverse events and cardiovascular events after discharge in older adults with hypertension who were on intensified antihypertensive regimens versus those who weren't.

It found patients discharged with intensified blood pressure treatment were 23% more