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Aging and hypertension.
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PMID:  21090928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Aging is known to be a dominant risk factor in the progression of hypertension. Thus, accompanied by an increasing mean age of the population in developed countries, prevention and management of hypertension in the elderly is a task of pressing urgency. Age-associated blood pressure elevation is a result of the aging process in organ systems, which play a key role in the regulation of blood pressure. In addition, advanced aging of the cardiovascular system contributes to the presence of a varied phenotype in elderly hypertension, such as nocturnal hypertension and morning hypertension. Therefore, in order to detect and treat age-associated hypertension appropriately, it is important to assess ambulatory blood pressure monitoring throughout the 24-h period.
Motoki Fukutomi; Kazuomi Kario
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of cardiovascular therapy     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1744-8344     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
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Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101182328     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1531-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Yamaguchi Grand Medical Center, 77 Osaki, Hofu, Yamaguchi 747-8511, Japan.
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