Epidemiology and risk of hypertension in the elderly

G. Reed, R. J. Anderson

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Abstract

The available data suggest that antihypertensive therapy in elderly persons, especially those with diastolic hypertension, probably is beneficial. A possible exception is the stroke survivor. Elevated blood pressure can be reduced at minimal risk to the patient with frequent monitoring and dose adjustments if necessary. Conclusive evidence should be forthcoming as large randomized trials such as the one being conducted by the European Working Party on Hypertension in the Elderly are completed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Therapeutics
Volume5
Issue numberSpec. Iss.
StatePublished - 1982

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Epidemiology
Hypertension
Antihypertensive Agents
Survivors
Stroke
Blood Pressure
Therapeutics

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  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Epidemiology and risk of hypertension in the elderly. / Reed, G.; Anderson, R. J.

In: Clinical Therapeutics, Vol. 5, No. Spec. Iss., 1982, p. 1-7.

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Reed, G & Anderson, RJ 1982, 'Epidemiology and risk of hypertension in the elderly', Clinical Therapeutics, vol. 5, no. Spec. Iss., pp. 1-7.
Reed, G. ; Anderson, R. J. / Epidemiology and risk of hypertension in the elderly. In: Clinical Therapeutics. 1982 ; Vol. 5, No. Spec. Iss. pp. 1-7.
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