Antiadrenergic therapy: special aspects in hypertension in the elderly.

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The effect of antiadrenergic treatment with methyldopa was studied in 17 patients with established essential hypertension who were subdivided with respect to age in a group younger (n = 10; mean age, 47 +/- 2.4 (SEM) years; and a group older than 60 years of age (n = 7, mean age, 67 +/- 2.8 SEM). The fall in arterial pressure was associated with a… (More)

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