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Hypertension is the leading cause of death in the elderly in Western countries. The Authors remark that hypertension is not only a purely hemodynamic phenomenon, but is a multifaceted disease frequently associated with metabolic disorders in the elderly. Among the latter, hyperinsulinism could be the linking pathogenetic factor with atherosclerosis(More)
Hypertension among the elderly generally represents a salt- sensitive state. However this salt-sensitivity does not appear to result from age-related increase in either sodium or salt intake. Since 20 years new trends seem to relate the role of sodium in the genesis of hypertension to a primary abnormality of electrolyte transport of cell membrane. Lipid(More)
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