Hypertension in elderly patients. The special concerns in this growing population.

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Hypertension is quite common in the elderly population. Isolated systolic hypertension and diastolic hypertension are associated with cardiovascular complications. Like younger patients, the elderly may have labile hypertension. On the other hand, pseudohypertension, auscultatory gap, and postural hypotension are peculiar to the elderly. Obesity… (More)

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