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18th January 2017
New ACP/AAFP guidelines on treatment of hypertension in adults older than 60 years 
New clinical practice guidelines developed jointly by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for the pharmacologic treatment of hypertension in adults aged 60 years or older have been released. 
Published January 17, 2017 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the guideline includes clinical recommendations based on the benefits and harms of higher versus lower blood pressure targets for the treatment of hypertension in adults aged 60 years or older. The treatment goals should be individualized.
The three recommendations are:
  • Treatment should be started if the systolic blood pressure continues to be 150 mm Hg or higher to achieve a target systolic blood pressure of less than 150 mm Hg to reduce the risk for mortality, stroke, and cardiac events.
(Source: Annals of Internal Medicine)

Dr KK Aggarwal
National President IMA and HCFI
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IMA observes "National Solidarity Day" in light of the increasing violence against doctors

New Delhi, Jan 17, 2017: The concept of observing National Solidarity Day is a reminder of fundamental unity, a foundation that is also integral to the medical profession. IMA observed National solidarity day today in protest against the increasing cases of assault on medical professionals especially the recent assaults in Allahabad Karnataka, Pune and Haryana.

IMA stands united for this cause, and all members were requested to wear black badges in protest all over the country.

Padma Shri Awardee Dr K.K Aggarwal, National President Indian Medical Association (IMA) and President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Dr RN Tandon - Honorary Secretary General IMA in a joint statement said that "IMA is for promoting a secure environment to healthcare professionals to practice their work.
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