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The use of ACE inhibitors in hypertensive patients 80 years of older was associated in this study with a 30% reduction in the rate of stroke and a 64% reduction in the rate of heart failure. Additionally, these patients had 39% fewer fatal strokes, a 23% lower rate of cardiovascular events, and 21% fewer deaths from all causes.

Beckett N, Peters R, Fletcher A, Staessen J, et al. Treatment of Hypertension in Patients 80 Years of Age or Older. NEJM. 2008; 358(18): 1887-98. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/NEJMoa0801369

Reference

Title
Treatment of Hypertension in Patients 80 Years of Age or Older
Publication
NEJM
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Beckett N, Peters R, Fletcher A, Staessen J, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 358, Issue 18
Pages
1887-98
URL
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