Hypertension in the Elderly

  • Gastone Leonetti
  • Cesare Cuspidi

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 157)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Alberto U. Ferrari
    Pages 1-12
  3. Arie T. J. Lavrijssen, Peter W. De Leeuw
    Pages 51-69
  4. R. Van Hoof, L. Thijs, J. Staessen, R. Fagard, H. Celis, W. Birkenhäger et al.
    Pages 71-89
  5. Tord Ekbom, Lars H. Lindholm, Lennart Hansson, Björn Dahlöf, Erland Linjer, Bengt Scherstén et al.
    Pages 91-101
  6. H. Mitchell Perry Jr., Kenneth G. Berge, M. Donald Blaufox, Barry R. Davis, Richard H. Grimm, Robert McDonald et al.
    Pages 123-137
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 139-149

About this book


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.


age aging blood pressure cardiovascular cardiovascular system hypertension

Editors and affiliations

  • Gastone Leonetti
    • 1
  • Cesare Cuspidi
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto ScientificoOspedale San LucaMilanItaly
  2. 2.Centro di Fisiologia Clinica e IpertensioneOspedale MaggioreMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4408-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1820-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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