Specific approaches to the treatment of arterial hypertension in old age
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Keywords

aging, age-related changes, age-dependent pathologies, polymorbidity, geriatric syndromes, hypertension, antihypertensive therapy.

How to Cite

Yena , L., Artemenko , V., & Akhaladze , M. (2019). Specific approaches to the treatment of arterial hypertension in old age. The Journal of Neuroscience, 7(3-4), 17-23. Retrieved from https://neuroscience.com.ua/index.php/journal/article/view/135

Abstract

Aging population, increasing life expectancy have turned to mankind with complex medical and social challenges. Elderly population is characterized by a distinct heterogeneity of health status, which is determined by the combination of age-related changes, age-dependent pathology, polymorbidity, geriatric syndromes. This greatly modifies the significance of risk factors, in particular blood pressure: in old persons both high and low its levels have the risk of unfavorable outcomes. The article discusses changes in the formulation of goals, objectives, tactics of antihypertensive therapy for elderly patients with hypertension, its features in the presence of some geriatric syndromes.

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