Low blood pressure in the very old, a consequence of imminent heart failure: the Leiden 85-plus Study

@article{Bemmel2009LowBP,
  title={Low blood pressure in the very old, a consequence of imminent heart failure: the Leiden 85-plus Study},
  author={Thomas van Bemmel and Eduard R. Holman and Jacobijn Gussekloo and Gerard Jan Blauw and Jeroen J. Bax and Rudi G. J. Westendorp},
  journal={Journal of Human Hypertension},
  year={2009},
  volume={23},
  pages={27-32}
}
Low blood pressure in the very old has been associated with organ dysfunction and excess mortality but the underlying mechanism has yet to be elucidated. We hypothesized that cardiac dysfunction contributes to low blood pressure in the very old. We invited a convenience sample consisting of 82 participants all aged 90 years from a population-based cohort study in the very old. Blood pressure was measured twice, and all but one underwent echocardiography to assess cardiac dimensions and… CONTINUE READING
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