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Medical Grand Rounds: Updates in Hypertension Among Older Adults

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  • Mass General Brigham experts joined other Boston colleagues for a virtual Medical Grand Rounds presentation held on January 5, 2023
  • The panel discussed recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in older adults
  • Warren Backman, MBBS, of Massachusetts General Hospital, discussed case presentations of hypertension and rational blood pressure therapy for older adults

On January 5, 2023, a Medical Grand Rounds presentation was held to discuss recent updates in hypertension diagnosis and treatment among older adults. The panel featured experts from Mass General Brigham and the Boston area.

Warren Backman, MBBS, an attending physician in the Section of Geriatrics of the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, started the presentation by discussing several case presentations of older adults with hypertension. Dr. Backman also shared information on an individualized rational blood pressure therapy for older adults.

Mass General's Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, was one of the course directors.

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