Time for considering other blood pressure target values in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes?


Although blood pressure control has undoubtedly proven its benefits in reducing the high cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), it still remains unclear whether intensive antihypertensive treatment in old age (> 75 years) is beneficial. Many of the current guidelines recommend a systolic blood pressure (SBP) < 140 mmHg or… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2011.02841.x