Hypertension in the elderly

Alan H. Gradman, Mohamed Morsy

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Abstract

More important than the choice of pharmaceutical agent in the treatment of elderly hypertensive patients is the achievement of goal blood pressure. Low-dose diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, and calcium channel blockers are equally effective in reducing cardiovascular end points. Most patients will require 2 or more drugs to achieve target blood pressure, and physicians should feel comfortable prescribing 3 to 4 agents to a significant proportion of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-34
Number of pages11
JournalCardiology Review
Volume23
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Hypertension
Blood Pressure
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Calcium Channel Blockers
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
Diuretics
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Physicians
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Gradman, A. H., & Morsy, M. (2006). Hypertension in the elderly. Cardiology Review, 23(9), 24-34.

Hypertension in the elderly. / Gradman, Alan H.; Morsy, Mohamed.

In: Cardiology Review, Vol. 23, No. 9, 09.2006, p. 24-34.

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Gradman, AH & Morsy, M 2006, 'Hypertension in the elderly', Cardiology Review, vol. 23, no. 9, pp. 24-34.
Gradman AH, Morsy M. Hypertension in the elderly. Cardiology Review. 2006 Sep;23(9):24-34.
Gradman, Alan H. ; Morsy, Mohamed. / Hypertension in the elderly. In: Cardiology Review. 2006 ; Vol. 23, No. 9. pp. 24-34.
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