oa Modern Medicine - Why bother treating hypertension in the elderly?
|Article Title||Why bother treating hypertension in the elderly?|
|© Publisher:||Infixion Media (Pty) Ltd|
|Affiliations||1 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia|
|Publication Date||Feb 2005|
|Pages||39 - 45|
|Keyword(s)||Benefits of treatment, Cardiology, Elderly, Epidemiology, Geriatrics, Hypertension and Treatment|
GPs often see elderly patients who are hypertensive. Why do the elderly become hypertensive, are there benefits in treating these patients and which treatment does the recent evidence suggest you should use? This article discusses these points.
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