Risks of untreated and treated isolated systolic hypertension in the elderly: meta-analysis of outcome trials

@article{Staessen2000RisksOU,
  title={Risks of untreated and treated isolated systolic hypertension in the elderly: meta-analysis of outcome trials},
  author={J. Staessen and J. Gąsowski and J. Wang and L. Thijs and R. Fagard},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2000},
  volume={355},
  pages={865-872}
}
BACKGROUND Previous meta-analysis of outcome trials in hypertension have not specifically focused on isolated systolic hypertension or they have explained treatment benefit mainly in function of the achieved diastolic blood pressure reduction. We therefore undertook a quantitative overview of the trials to further evaluate the risks associated with systolic blood pressure in treated and untreated older patients with isolated systolic hypertension METHODS Patients were 60 years old or more… Expand
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