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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, E-ISSN 1534-3111, 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.

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2010. Vol. 12, no 5, 331-334 p.
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Blood Pressure, Elderly, Goal, Hypertension, Randomized, Treatment, Trial
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38721DOI: 10.1007/s11906-010-0138-yISI: 000283145900004PubMedID: 20711758OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-38721DiVA: diva2:381062
Available from: 2010-12-23 Created: 2010-12-23 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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