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Hypertension in the Elderly : DEVELOPMENTS IN CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE - Gastone Leonetti

Hypertension in the Elderly


By: Gastone Leonetti (Editor), Cesare Cuspidi (Editor), Alberto Zanchetti (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1994
ISBN: 9780792328520
Number Of Pages: 150

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As the life expectancy of patients with arterial hypertension increases, hypertension in the elderly is becoming a relevant medical and social problem. Indeed, epidemiological trials have shown that the cardiovascular risk in elderly hypertensives is significantly higher than in normotensive subjects of comparable age. However, many characteristics of hypertension in the elderly, such as the haemodynamic pattern, do differ greatly from those of younger hypertensives and therefore the results obtained in younger patients cannot be extrapolated to older hypertensives. In this book, experts on hypertension have examined different aspects of hypertension in the elderly: from the changes in the cardiovascular system associated with ageing, to the role of ambulatory blood pressure measurement in the diagnosis of hypertension and the results of the recent clinical trials into the efficacy and tolerability of antihypertensive drugs. This book covers all the clinical aspects of hypertension in the elderly in such a way that it will become a valuable tool for medical students, general practitioners and specialists in hypertension alike.

List of Contributors
Changes in the cardiovascular system with agingp. 1
Blood pressure measurement in the elderly with special reference to ambulatory blood pressure measurementp. 13
Efficacy and tolerability of different antihypertensive agents with respect to agep. 27
Treatment of hypertension and concomitant disease in the elderlyp. 51
Therapeutic trials in elderly hypertensives: meta-analysis and implications for daily practicep. 71
Lessons from STOP-Hypertensionp. 91
Medical Research Council trial of treatment of hypertension in older adults: main results and treatment implicationsp. 103
The systolic hypertension in the elderly programp. 123
Indexp. 139
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ISBN: 9780792328520
ISBN-10: 0792328523
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 150
Published: 31st October 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41