Late life decline in BP in the elderly needs to be monitored


eMediNexus    06 December 2017

A 20-year cohort analysis of medical records published online December 4, 2017 in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that the mean systolic and diastolic BPs decreased for more than a decade before death in patients dying at 60 years and older. Decreases were present in untreated patients but were highest in patients with hypertension, dementia, heart failure, and late-life weight loss

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