Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
In patients over age 80^ what are the risks and benefits of treating hypertension?

Treating hypertension in healthy elderly patients age ≥80 is effective. Exact targets are uncertain but the primary trial used 150/80 as a target. The benefit of treating the frail elderly or those with orthostasis and/or a standing systolic pressure of <140 remains uncertain.

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Publication Date: 2013-10-17
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:56:26