Journal of Hypertension: Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1095

Open Access

Jan Staessen

Department of Molecular and Cardiovascular Research, University of Leuven, Oude Markt 13, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

  • Brief Report   
    Reducing Cardiovascular Complications in Elderly Patients with Isolated Systolic Hypertension: Findings from European Working Party on High Blood Pressure Study
    Author(s): Jan Staessen*

    Cardiovascular complications are a major concern in elderly patients, who are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to the natural aging process and other age-related factors. These complications can have serious consequences, including heart attack, stroke and heart failure and can significantly impact a patient's quality of life. One of the most common cardiovascular complications in elderly patients is hypertension, or high blood pressure. Hypertension is a major risk factor for CVD and its prevalence increases with age. In addition, elderly patients are more likely to develop isolated systolic hypertension, a condition in which the systolic blood pressure is elevated while the diastolic pressure remains normal. Isolated systolic hypertension is particularly common in patients aged 60 years or older and has been associated with an increased.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2167-1095.2023.12.393

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