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 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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