Arterial hypertension in elderly patients

Schoenenberger, Andreas; Schoenenberger-Berzins, Renate Gabriela; Erne, P (2014). Arterial hypertension in elderly patients. Cardiovascular medicine, 17(3), pp. 76-81. EMH Swiss Medical Publishers Ltd

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Why do we need a review specifically addressing arterial hypertension in elderly patients? First, a rterial hypertension prevalence increases with age and, therefore, a large proportion of hypertensive patients are elderly patients. Despite this fact, the specific issues of arterial hypertension in elderly patients are only marginally debated in current guidelines. Second, there are physiological changes (e.g., i ncreasing arterial stiffness, reduced body water content, decreased function of several organ systems) and pathophysiological changes (e.g. increasing prevalence of comorbidities) with increasing age, making diagnosis and therapy of arterial hypertension in elderly patients more demanding. Third, f or some recommendations (e.g., a ppropriate target blood pressure) levels of evidence are lower than in younger hypertensive patients, leading to conflicting recommendations between guidelines. This review intends to discuss some of the specific issues in elderly patients with arterial hypertension. Key words: hypertension; elderly; guidelines; geriatric assessment

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Geriatric Clinic

UniBE Contributor:

Schoenenberger, Andreas and Schoenenberger-Berzins, Renate Gabriela

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1423-5528

Publisher:

EMH Swiss Medical Publishers Ltd

Language:

English

Submitter:

Rebecca Rufer

Date Deposited:

26 Jun 2015 13:10

Last Modified:

08 Sep 2017 10:40

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.69808

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/69808

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