High blood pressure at old age : The Leiden 85 plus study

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High blood pressure at old age : The Leiden 85 plus study

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: High blood pressure at old age : The Leiden 85 plus study
Author: Bemmel, Thomas van
Publisher: Faculty of Medicine / Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Leiden University
Issue Date: 2010-02-04
Keywords: High blood pressure
Morbidity risk
Mortality risk
Old age
Reduced morbidity
Reduced mortality
Abstract: The last decades have shown an increasing interest in treatment of high blood pressure. Copious amounts of data have been published on the mortality and morbidity risks of high blood pressure. Overall these data have resulted in an increasing awareness of the deleterious effects of only modest elevation of blood pressure on morbidity and mortality. Moreover, treatment of high blood pressure resulted in substantial benefits in terms of reduced morbidity and mortality. This has resulted in official guidelines about treatment for hypertension that have become stricter with every decade. However, most of the evidence has been generated from middle-aged people. Only a few trials have included people of 80 year and older. [7-9] Looking at the results in detail within that age group the evidence is not robust. Given the increasing lifespan worldwide, physicians are confronted with many elderly patients over eighty. Hence, there is an increasing urge to generate more knowledge in regard to the effects of high blood pressure in the elderly.
Description: Promotor: R.G.J. Westendorp, J. Gussekloo
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: LUMC
Citation: Bemmel, T. van, 2010, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789461080103
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/14652
 

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