Ten most important things to learn from the ACCF/AHA 2011 expert consensus document on hypertension in the elderly

@article{Aronow2012TenMI,
  title={Ten most important things to learn from the ACCF/AHA 2011 expert consensus document on hypertension in the elderly},
  author={Wilbert S. Aronow and Maciej Banach},
  journal={Blood Pressure},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={3 - 5}
}
Abstract The American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association 2011 Expert Consensus Document on Hypertension in the Elderly has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and in Circulation, and will be published in the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension and the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology. This document has also been developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology, the American Geriatrics Society, the American… 
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