Antihypertensive therapy for the prevention of stroke in the aging population

Katie M. Speidel, Daniel E. Hilleman

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Abstract

Recent evidence concerning strategies for controlling hypertension and reducing morbidity and mortality in the elderly is presented in this review. This evidence is based on current treatment guidelines and randomized clinical trials. The treatment approach to hypertension in the elderly is generally similar to that of younger patients. The achievement of the target blood pressures in the elderly, which is associated with a substantial reduction in risk of stroke, typically requires the use of combinations of antihypertensive agents. The current armamentarium of antihypertensive drugs is adequate to control most elderly hypertensive patients. Bridging the gap between what has been accomplished in clinical trials and what actually occurs in clinical practice remains a major challenge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-597
Number of pages9
JournalAging Health
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006

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Antihypertensive Agents
Stroke
Population
Hypertension
Risk Reduction Behavior
Therapeutics
Randomized Controlled Trials
Clinical Trials
Guidelines
Blood Pressure
Morbidity
Mortality

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Antihypertensive therapy for the prevention of stroke in the aging population. / Speidel, Katie M.; Hilleman, Daniel E.

In: Aging Health, Vol. 2, No. 4, 08.2006, p. 589-597.

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