Effects of antihypertensive treatment in patients over 65 years of age: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled studies.

@article{Briasoulis2014EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of antihypertensive treatment in patients over 65 years of age: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled studies.},
  author={Alexandros Briasoulis and Vikram V Agarwal and Dimitris Tousoulis and Christodoulos Stefanadis},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2014},
  volume={100 4},
  pages={317-23}
}
CONTEXT Despite the high incidence of hypertension, the elderly population is not represented in clinical trials as they have upper age limits or do not present age-specific results. OBJECTIVES The present study was designed to systematically review prospective randomized trials and assess the effects of antihypertensive treatment on cardiovascular, all-cause mortality, stroke and heart failure in patients over 65 years of age. DATA SOURCES We systematically searched the electronic… CONTINUE READING
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