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Title in English Treatment of hypertension in older patients


Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Kardiologická revue - Interní medicína
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Cardiovascular diseases incl. cardiosurgery
Keywords hypertension; pharmacotherapy; elderly; antihypertensive drugs
Description Hypertension has a very high prevalence in tne elderly population.The aim of this article is to summarise tne current knowledge of antihypertensive therapy in elderly patients. We evaluated the antihypertensive therapy ušed in extréme elderly patients at tne Department of Cardiology of the Brno University Hos- pital and compared our findings with current applicable guidelines. There is insufficient evidence for patients ověř 90 years and for fragile elderly patients.

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