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Kavanagh J, Athavale R, Abdelhafiz AH. Tailor BP targets to the older patient with hypertension. Practitioner June 2018;262(1816):21-25

Tailor BP targets to the older patient with hypertension

25 Jun 2018Pais-up subscribers

The prevalence of hypertension increases with age and older people are likely to benefit more from BP reduction because of their high baseline cardiovascular risk. However, older people are a very heterogeneous group and a single BP target will not be appropriate for all. Current evidence is based on ambulatory or healthy older populations as patients with significant complex conditions were not represented in randomised clinical trials. 

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