[The treatment of arterial hypertension in elderly men in Iceland].

@article{Sigurdardottir1994TheTO,
  title={[The treatment of arterial hypertension in elderly men in Iceland].},
  author={Vilborg Sigurdardottir and B. Einarsson and Nikul{\'a}s Sigf{\'u}sson and Thorn{\'o}rður Harðarson},
  journal={Laeknabladid},
  year={1994},
  volume={80 10},
  pages={520-8}
}
The choice of antihypertensive therapy in elderly Icelanders is unknown. In the database of the Icelandic Heart Association 1145 men, aged 70-84 were alive in 1994. Eight hundred thirty-four came to the Heart Association Clinic, 429 of whom either had hypertension or were found to be hypertensive on examination. The prevalence of hypertension in elderly Icelandic men was therefore about 50%. One hundred fifty-seven men took drugs for hypertension. Ninety-five of them were treated with a single… CONTINUE READING