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Drug Treatment of Hypertensive Geriatric Patients

  • R. D. Kennedy
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The management of hypertension in the elderly and old has remained controversial for over 30 years. It has been one of those areas where geriatricians have frequently found themselves in conflict with the attitudes of the general internist. Moreover, the success of national programs aimed at detecting and lowering blood pressure has had a major effect on both the profession’s and the public’s attitude to this problem, particularly in the United States.


Glomerular Filtration Rate Lower Blood Pressure Systolic Hypertension Raise Blood Pressure White Coat Hypertension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. D. Kennedy
    • 1
  1. 1.Geriatric Division, Montefiore Medical CenterAlbert Einstein College of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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