The elderly benefit from lowered blood pressure
By Nathan Seppa, 14:39 PM April 30, 2008
People age 80 and over who have high blood pressure live
longer if they receive drugs to lower it, a new study finds. While that
statement might seem obvious, medical opinion has been unclear on the advisability
of treating hypertension in the very elderly.
Some research has failed to show benefits from reducing blood pressure in such people, and other studies have even associated high blood pressure with longer survival in the group.
“That association probably didn’t reflect that low...
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