Hypertension and 5-year mortality among 85-year-olds: the Jerusalem Longitudinal Study.

@article{Jacobs2012HypertensionA5,
  title={Hypertension and 5-year mortality among 85-year-olds: the Jerusalem Longitudinal Study.},
  author={Jeremy M Jacobs and Jochanan Stessman and Eliana Ein-Mor and Michael Bursztyn},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 8},
  pages={759.e1-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Hypertension is among the most common chronic complaints of older people. Among very old people with common co morbidities, it remains uncertain whether the benefits of long-term treatment seen among younger people, are also observed. Our objective was to assess the relationship of blood pressure (BP) at age 85 with 5-year all-cause mortality. DESIGN A longitudinal prospective cohort study, of an age-homogenous, representative sample born 1920-1921. SETTING Community-based home… CONTINUE READING
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