Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Hypertension in the elderly: what is the goal blood pressure target and how can this be attained?
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine.
2010 (English)In: Current Hypertension Reports, ISSN 1522-6417, Vol. 12, no 5, 331-334 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

For the aging populations of Europe, many emerging health problems in addition to myocardial infarction and stroke are associated with hypertension. Recently, the role of hypertension in the risk of vascular cognitive impairment and dementia has been highlighted, and there are studies to show that control of hypertension may slow this process. Furthermore, as many elderly individuals will also develop type 2 diabetes or impaired renal function, the risk of hypertension in these patients is more pronounced. New guidelines have tried to provide evidence-based treatment algorithms in which control of hypertension is just one aspect of general risk factor control, with the aim of decreasing the total risk.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 12, no 5, 331-334 p.
Keyword [en]
Blood Pressure, Elderly, Goal, Hypertension, Randomized, Treatment, Trial
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38721DOI: 10.1007/s11906-010-0138-yISI: 000283145900004PubMedID: 20711758OAI: diva2:381062
Available from: 2010-12-23 Created: 2010-12-23 Last updated: 2011-04-18Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Carlberg, Bo
By organisation
In the same journal
Current Hypertension Reports

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 56 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link