Outcomes of Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering in Older Hypertensive Patients.

  title={Outcomes of Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering in Older Hypertensive Patients.},
  author={Chirag Bavishi and Sripal Bangalore and Franz H. Messerli},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={69 5},
BACKGROUND The 2014 Eighth Joint National Committee panel recommended a therapeutic target of systolic blood pressure (BP) <150 mm Hg in patients ≥60 years of age, a departure from prior recommendation of <140 mm Hg. OBJECTIVES This study assessed the efficacy and safety of intensive BP-lowering strategies in older (age ≥65 years) hypertensive patients. METHODS The MEDLINE, Scopus, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched for all relevant randomized controlled trials from 1965 through… CONTINUE READING
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