Posts Tagged ‘elderly’

April 25th, 2011

ACC and AHA Publish Expert Consensus Document on Hypertension in the Elderly

Although 64% of elderly men and 78% of elderly women have hypertension, this was not considered a significant clinical problem until 2008, when the Hypertension in the Very Elderly Trial (HYVET) trial demonstrated the substantial benefits of reducing blood pressure in these patients. Largely in response to HYVET, the ACC and the AHA have published […]