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Results from the Framingham study showed a 3 to 4-fold risk of coronary artery disease in patients ages 65-94 with elevated systolic pressures, compared to those with lower systolic pressures.

The Problem of Hypertension in the Elderly. Blood Pressure Supplement Web site. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a713782644~db=all. Published 2000

Reference

Title
The Problem of Hypertension in the Elderly
Publication
Blood Pressure Supplement
Publisher
Taylor and Francis Ltd
Publication Date
Published 2000
Authors
Hedner, Thomas
Pages
4-6
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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