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The elderly hypertensive: a neglected patient?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6822796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A cohort of 1,002 elderly hypertensive patients who received care at six family practice residency program clinics in Iowa was followed for nearly four years in a historical prospective design study. Demographic and clinical data were abstracted and the end points of the study were the occurrence of a cerebrovascular accident (n = 37), myocardial infarction (n = 27), or death (n = 102). Survival regression analysis showed that the risk of cerebrovascular accident is greater than any other major morbid event and that risk is proportional to increasing levels of both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The findings are in agreement with published studies of hypertension and its treatment in other age groups.
Authors:
M R Stegman; G O Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0094-3509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  1983 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-03-24     Completed Date:  1983-03-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-62     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Age Factors
Aged
Blood Pressure
Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology*,  mortality
Female
Humans
Hypertension / epidemiology*,  mortality
Iowa
Male
Myocardial Infarction / epidemiology,  mortality
Prospective Studies
Risk

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