Hypertension in the elderly: Some practical considerations

Kashif N. Chaudhry, Tomasz Grodzicki, Patricia Chavez, Franz H. Messerli, Jerzy Gasowski

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Data from randomized controlled trials suggest that treating hypertension in the elderly, including octogenarians, may substantially reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and death. However, treatment remains challenging because of comorbidities and aging-related changes. We present common case scenarios encountered while managing elderly patients with hypertension, including secondary hypertension, adverse effects of drugs, labile hypertension, orthostatic hypotension, and dementia..

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)694-704
Number of pages11
JournalCleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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