Time trends in high blood pressure control and the use of antihypertensive medications in older adults: the Cardiovascular Health Study.

@article{Psaty2002TimeTI,
  title={Time trends in high blood pressure control and the use of antihypertensive medications in older adults: the Cardiovascular Health Study.},
  author={Bruce M. Psaty and Teri Manolio and Nicholas L. Smith and Susan R. Heckbert and John S. Gottdiener and Gregory L Burke and Joel L. Weissfeld and Paul Enright and Thomas S. Lumley and Neil R. Powe and Curt D. Furberg},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={162 20},
  pages={2325-32}
}
BACKGROUND Control of high blood pressure (BP) in older adults is an important part of public health efforts at prevention. OBJECTIVE To assess recent time trends in the awareness, treatment, and control of high BP and in the use of medications to treat high BP. METHODS In the Cardiovascular Health Study, 5888 adults 65 years and older were recruited from 4 US centers. At baseline, participants underwent an extensive examination that included the measurement of BP, use of medications, and… CONTINUE READING

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Laboratory methods CHS Group Participating Institutions and Principal Investigators Wake Forest

M Cushman, ES Cornell, PR Howard, EG Bovill, RP. Tracy
Kronmal, PhD; and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Project Office: Jean Olson, MD, MPH. (REPRINTED) ARCH INTERN MED/ • 2002
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