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Hypertension in the Elderly: What Is the Goal Blood Pressure Target and How Can This Be Attained?

Carlberg, Bo and Nilsson, Peter LU (2010) In Current Hypertension Reports 12(5). p.331-334
Abstract
For the aging populations of Europe, many emerging health problems in addition to myocardial infarction and stroke are associated with hypertension. Recently, the role of hypertension in the risk of vascular cognitive impairment and dementia has been highlighted, and there are studies to show that control of hypertension may slow this process. Furthermore, as many elderly individuals will also develop type 2 diabetes or impaired renal function, the risk of hypertension in these patients is more pronounced. New guidelines have tried to provide evidence-based treatment algorithms in which control of hypertension is just one aspect of general risk factor control, with the aim of decreasing the total risk.
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Trial, Randomized, Hypertension, Goal, Blood Pressure, Elderly, Treatment
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Current Hypertension Reports
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12
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5
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331 - 334
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Current Medicine Group LLC
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  • wos:000283145900004
  • scopus:77958481106
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1534-3111
DOI
10.1007/s11906-010-0138-y
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English
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  author       = {Carlberg, Bo and Nilsson, Peter},
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  keyword      = {Trial,Randomized,Hypertension,Goal,Blood Pressure,Elderly,Treatment},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {331--334},
  publisher    = {Current Medicine Group LLC},
  series       = {Current Hypertension Reports},
  title        = {Hypertension in the Elderly: What Is the Goal Blood Pressure Target and How Can This Be Attained?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11906-010-0138-y},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2010},
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