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Hypertension in the elderly: new and old evidence that treatment may benefit the old.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19809990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypertension is prevalent and remains an important risk factor in elderly and very elderly. Randomized controlled outcome trials have shown benefit of antihypertensive treatment in patients with systolic diastolic hypertension and in patients with isolated systolic hypertension, aged 60 years and over. More recently benefit has also been shown in octogenerians with hypertension. Overall there is no strong evidence that protection against major cardiovascular events afforded by different drug classes varies substantially with age. Finally, blood pressure lowering therapy also improves prognosis in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes.
Robert H Fagard
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nephrology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1121-8428     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nephrol.     Publication Date:    2009 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-07     Completed Date:  2009-12-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9012268     Medline TA:  J Nephrol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  580-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hypertension and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
Blood Pressure / physiology
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Hypertension / complications,  drug therapy*,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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