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The dynamics of isolated systolic hypertension during the 10-year period of geriatric treatment.
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PMID:  1843977     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the study was to analyse the course of isolated systolic hypertension in old age and its influence upon quoad vitam prognosis. A group of 100 persons over 60 was chosen and observed systematically for the period of 10 years in the geriatric out-patients centre. On the basis of pattern of arterial pressure in the 10-year-period the patients were qualified into several types of hypertension. Isolated systolic hypertension occurred mostly in the late old age over 70 and was characterized by irregular occurrence of periods of hypertension alternately with periods of normotension without any tendency to increase hypertension with the advance of old age. Cases of death caused directly by hypertension were found more frequently in the group with systolic-diastolic hypertension (56%) than in the group with isolated systolic hypertension (36%).
W Pedich; W Choroszucha; U Drazkiewicz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Materia medica Polona. Polish journal of medicine and pharmacy     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0025-5246     ISO Abbreviation:  Mater Med Pol     Publication Date:    1991 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-01     Completed Date:  1993-04-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0236526     Medline TA:  Mater Med Pol     Country:  POLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gerontology, Medical Academy, Białystok, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Hypertension / epidemiology*
Longitudinal Studies
Middle Aged

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