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Hypertension and coronary artery disease in the elderly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8653662     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Both hypertension and coronary artery disease are common in the geriatric population, and a variety of pathogenetic links exist between the two disorders. In the elderly patient, coronary artery disease is often asymptomatic and more difficult to recognize clinically. Antihypertensive therapy has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality from coronary artery disease in the elderly to some extent. A more specific and individualized approach is more likely to increase these therapeutic benefits.
Authors:
F H Messerli; T Grodzicki
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in geriatric medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0749-0690     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Geriatr. Med.     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-31     Completed Date:  1996-07-31     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603766     Medline TA:  Clin Geriatr Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Coronary Disease* / epidemiology,  physiopathology,  prevention & control
Female
Humans
Hypertension* / drug therapy,  epidemiology,  physiopathology
Male
Risk Factors
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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