I take Diovan - valsartan which is
an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span>
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cardizem</span> diltiazem
a calcium channel blocker.
My PCP wants my BP < 130/70 ideally but it runs around 118 - 135 / 65 - 82
reason he wants it that way is
because of my diabetes. In the
general population I think he's cool with 140/80 but maybe it's 130/80.
I monitor frequently.
I forget how I know this
but my impression is
that BP generally runs higher in the
early mornings. It does with me anyway.