Hypertension in the elderly

Norman M Kaplan

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Elderly people have a very high prevalence of hypertension, which markedly increases their risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Convincing evidence demonstrates the effectiveness of antihypertensive therapy in reducing these risks significantly. With appropriate caution, most elderly hypertensives can be treated and thereby protected from many of the debilities of old age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-35
Number of pages9
JournalAnnual review of medicine
Volume46
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

Keywords

  • Antihypertensive therapy
  • Hypotension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Hypertension in the elderly'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this