Geriatric hypertension: Aggressive therapy and its physiologic rationale

E. G. Lakatta

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At any given age, the chance of experiencing a cardiovascular event within the next 5 years increases with the levels of systolic and diastolic BP. Carefully administered antihypertensive therapy has the potential for decreasing the morbidity and mortality of large numbers of elderly patients who have diastolic or mixed hypertension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-53
Number of pages10
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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