Myths about hypertension in the elderly.

  • Rene Gifford
  • Published 1987 in The Medical clinics of North America


Many of the traditional concepts concerning hypertension in the elderly have turned out to be myths. Large randomized clinical trials have shown that antihypertensive therapy reduces the risk of cardiovascular mortality for elderly patients with diastolic hypertension. Elderly patients adhere well to prescribed regimens and they tolerate antihypertensive… (More)


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