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St. Rose specialty doctor shares new blood pressure guidelines

Dr. David Gile

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           Since new guidelines for treating high blood pressure announced earlier this year haven’t received much public attention, David Gile, M.D., wanted to share the information – if for no other reason than to stress the importance of blood pressure checks.

          Dr. Gile is a nephrologist in the Specialty Clinic at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. A nephrologist is a kidney specialist; Dr. Gile also is a specialist in hypertension, known as high blood pressure.

          The Joint National Committee (JNC) guidelines relaxed blood pressure goals in adults 60 and older from 140/90 to 150/90. Decreasing blood pressure below ...


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