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Korean Journal of Internal Medicine, 2019. 34(4), 687-695, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2019.196
Current status and therapeutic considerations of hypertension in the elderly
Ju-Hee Lee, Kwang-Il Kim;Myeong-Chan Cho
As the prevalence of hypertension in the elderly population is increasing, informationregarding the characteristics, optimal blood pressure targets, and specialconsiderations for elderly hypertensive patients is needed to improve clinicaloutcomes. Various factors should be considered when managing hypertension inelderly patients, and there are many controversial issues and conflicting resultsrelated to the optimal treatment of hypertension in the elderly. In this review, weprovide an overview of the epidemiology and characteristics of elderly hypertensivepatients and discuss the optimal treatment of hypertension in elderly people.
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2019.196
- ISBN or ISSN: 1226-3303
- 본 연구는 질병관리본부 연구개발과제연구비를 지원받아 수행되었습니다.
- This research was supported by a fund by Research of Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.