The Importance of Systolic Blood Pressure Control and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.

  • Jan N. Basile
  • Published 2003 in
    Current treatment options in cardiovascular…


Hypertension affects up to 75% of individuals 60 years of age and older. Cardiovascular risk is related to increases in systolic blood pressure and pulse pressure and to decreases in diastolic blood pressure, but systolic blood pressure reduction is the major target for improving outcomes in the elderly patient. Hypertension therapy in older individuals… (More)