Drug treatment of hypertension in older hypertensives.
Clin Geriatr Med. 2009 May;25(2):235-44
Authors: Rashidi A, Wright JT
There is strong evidence supporting the benefit of antihypertensive treatment in older patients. Blood pressure goal and drug selection in the elderly is similar to that in younger populations, but there are a few special considerations in these patients. A number of studies have been conducted to determine the drugs or drug classes most effective for reducing cardiovascular complications in older patients with hypertension. This article reviews the evidence for drug treatment in this population.
PMID: 19555870 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]