Treatment of Hypertension in Patients 80 Years of Age or Older

Authors: Nigel S. Beckett, et al.
Source: New England Journal of Medicine

Elevated blood pressure is common in persons 80 years of age or older, a group constituting the fastest-growing segment of the general population. HYVET provides unique evidence that hypertension treatment based on indapamide (sustained release), with or without perindopril, in the very elderly, aimed to achieve a target blood pressure of 150/80 mm Hg, is beneficial and is associated with reduced risks of death from stroke, death from any cause, and heart failure.

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