Hypertension in the elderly

Norman M Kaplan

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Elderly people have a very high prevalence of hypertension, which markedly increases their risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Convincing evidence demonstrates the effectiveness of antihypertensive therapy in reducing these risks significantly. With appropriate caution, most elderly hypertensives can be treated and thereby protected from many of the debilities of old age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-35
Number of pages9
JournalAnnual review of medicine
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


  • Antihypertensive therapy
  • Hypotension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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