Blood pressure control and treatment is low, especially among older women with hypertension

Compared to current national guidelines, rates of blood pressure control in the community are low, especially among older women, according to a new study in the July 27 issue of JAMA.

"Elderly persons are among the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population and they have the highest prevalence of hypertension [high blood pressure]," according to the authors of the study. "Despite numerous trials demonstrating the benefits of blood pressure lowering among older individuals with hypertension, available data suggest that rates of treatment and control are suboptimal."

Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, M.D., Sc.M., from the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, and colleagues from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Framingham Heart Study, Framingham, Mass., analyzed data collected between January 1, 1990 and December 31, 1999 from that community-based cohort study to determine the current prevalence, patterns, treatment, control, and risks of hypertension in persons aged 80 years or older compared with younger individuals. There were 5,296 participants (2,317 men and 2,979 women) who were categorized by age: younger than 60 years, 60 to 79 years, or 80 years or older. Hypertension was defined as systolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg (millimeters of mercury) or diastolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 90 mm Hg. Current national guidelines define normal blood pressure as systolic blood pressure 120 or less and diastolic blood pressure of 80 or less mm Hg. Patients were followed for up to 6 years for development of cardiovascular disease events.

"Prevalence of hypertension and drug treatment increased with advancing age, whereas control rates were markedly lower in older women (systolic < 140 and diastolic < 90 mm Hg)," the researchers found. "For ages younger than 60 years, 60 to 79, and 80 years and older, respectively, control rates were 38 percent, 36 percent, and 38 percent

Contact: Elizabeth Crown
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