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Blood pressure poorly controlled in the elderly, especially women

said.

In addition, clinicians may be reluctant to treat older patients as aggressively, because of perceived lower benefits or possible increased risk of side effects.

"In light of these findings, and the results from clinical trials, the very elderly may have the most to gain from hypertension treatment. We must make identification, treatment and, when possible, control of hypertension in this age group a national priority," Lloyd-Jones said.


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Contact: Elizabeth Crown
e-crown@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University
26-Jul-2005


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