Managing hypertension in the elderly: dispelling the myths.


BACKGROUND There are now more than 31 million people 65 years of age or older in the United States, at least half of whom have systolic blood pressure 140 mm Hg or higher or diastolic blood pressure 90 mm Hg or higher or both. By the year 2050, 16 million Americans will be over age 85. OBJECTIVE To review the current data and recommendations regarding… (More)