Diuretics in the Treatment of Elderly Hypertensive Patients

Author(s): Cesar G. Calvo Vargas

Journal Name: Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
(Formerly Current Medicinal Chemistry - Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents)

Volume 12 , Issue 3 , 2014

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Systolic arterial hypertension is the most common variable of the hypertensive disease and it is mainly concentrated in individuals who are 60 years old and older. At a global level, such population is rapidly growing in every society.

In senior persons, losing weight and lowering sodium consumption helps decreasing Blood pressure (BP). Using antihypertensive medications reduces cardiovascular mortality. In this chapter the management of BP with diuretics is discussed.

Keywords: Arterial hypertension, blood pressure control, diuretics, elderly.

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Year: 2014
Page: [166 - 169]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1871525713666150310111250
Price: $65

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