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Eye on the elderly. Hypertension care: striking the proper balance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19744413     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Treat systolic hypertension in the elderly to reduce their risk of cardiovascular events and mortality. Don't shy away from treating the very old. Hypertension treatment is beneficial even in patients who are 80 years of age or older. Don't prescribe an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and an angiotensin receptor blocker for elderly patients without heart failure; the combination increases the risk of adverse effects without reducing cardiovascular events.
Robert C Langan; Paula C Bordelon; Maria V Ghetu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1533-7294     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-11     Completed Date:  2009-09-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  460-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
St. Luke's Family Medicine Residency Program, Bethlehem, PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Drug Prescriptions / standards
Geriatric Assessment / methods*
Hypertension* / drug therapy,  epidemiology,  physiopathology
Survival Rate
United States / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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