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Blood pressure and outcomes in very old hypertensive coronary artery disease patients: an INVEST substudy.
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PMID:  20670726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Our understanding of the growing population of very old patients (aged >or=80 years) with coronary artery disease and hypertension is limited, particularly the relationship between blood pressure and adverse outcomes.
METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of the INternational VErapamil SR-Trandolapril STudy (INVEST), which involved 22,576 clinically stable hypertensive coronary artery disease patients aged >or=50 years. The patients were grouped by age in 10-year increments (aged >or=80, n=2180; 70-<80, n=6126; 60-<70, n=7602; <60, n=6668). Patients were randomized to either verapamil SR- or atenolol-based treatment strategies, and primary outcome was first occurrence of all-cause death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or nonfatal stroke.
RESULTS: At baseline, increasing age was associated with higher systolic blood pressure, lower diastolic blood pressure, and wider pulse pressure (P <.001). Treatment decreased systolic, diastolic, and pulse pressure for each age group. However, the very old retained the widest pulse pressure and the highest proportion (23.6%) with primary outcome. The adjusted hazard ratio for primary outcomes showed a J-shaped relationship among each age group with on-treatment systolic and diastolic pressures. The systolic pressure at the hazard ratio nadir increased with increasing age, highest for the very old (140 mm Hg). However, diastolic pressure at the hazard ratio nadir was only somewhat lower for the very old (70 mm Hg). Results were independent of treatment strategy.
CONCLUSION: Optimal management of hypertension in very old coronary artery disease patients may involve targeting specific systolic and diastolic blood pressures that are higher and somewhat lower, respectively, compared with other age groups.
Scott J Denardo; Yan Gong; Wilmer W Nichols; Franz H Messerli; Anthony A Bavry; Rhonda M Cooper-Dehoff; Eileen M Handberg; Annette Champion; Carl J Pepine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  123     ISSN:  1555-7162     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-30     Completed Date:  2010-08-31     Revised Date:  2014-09-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  719-26     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Published by Elsevier Inc.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Pressure*
Coronary Artery Disease / drug therapy,  epidemiology*
Diastole / physiology
Hypertension / drug therapy,  epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Proportional Hazards Models
Systole / physiology
Treatment Outcome
Grant Support

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