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The antihypertensive effect of atenolol and bopindolol in the elderly.
It is demonstrated that both bopindolol and atenolol are useful agents for control of hypertension in the elderly.
Partial cost-benefit analysis of two different modes of nonpharmacological control of hypertension in the community.
In the Dan and Ashkelon areas of Israel, 28 male and 24 female mild to moderate hypertensives without target organ damage aged 35-65 years were randomly assigned to treatment programmes either on an individual basis administered by physician-nurse teams (PN) or on a group basis from a team of paramedical professionals (PP) consisting of a psychologist, nutritionist and physical activity instructor.
Resource savings from non-pharmacological control of hypertension.
A non-pharmacological approach such as that used by us in Ashkelon on mild hypertensives, relying on stress management, weight management and exercise aimed at reducing risk factors, might prove to be more cost-effective.
[The "Ashkelon" hypertension detection and follow-up program].
The program described aims at enhancing awareness of high blood pressure and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and promoting a healthy lifestyle and savings effected in terms of antihypertensive treatment outweight the total cost of the program 3-fold.
The Ashkelon Hypertension Detection and Control Program Medical and Cost Implications
Over more than 8 years, researchers examined seemingly healthy people in various community places and at the worksite and if necessary, performed non-pharmacological interventions in a center for CV risk factor control.