Evidence for a positive linear relation between blood pressure and mortality in elderly people

@article{Glynn1995EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for a positive linear relation between blood pressure and mortality in elderly people},
  author={Robert J Glynn and Terri S Field and Patricia R. Hebert and James O. Taylor and Charles H Hennekens},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1995},
  volume={345},
  pages={825-829}
}
Many studies of blood pressure in the elderly have found higher death rates in groups with the lowest blood pressure than in those with intermediate values. In a large community study, we examined whether these findings are real or artifacts of short follow-up, co-morbidity, or low blood pressure in people near death. In 1982-83, we assessed drug use, medical history, disability, physical function, and blood pressure in 3657 residents of East Boston, Massachusetts, aged 65 and older. We… CONTINUE READING
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