Raised blood pressures in the elderly and the increased prevalence of hypertension in this population are not benign occurrences and should not be viewed as a normal or inevitable consequence of aging.
In fact, the relation of systolic and diastolic blood pressures to cardiovascular events is generally more pronounced in people aged 65 years and older when compared with those aged 35 to 64.
The relative risk of cardiovascular disease is greater among the elderly at every level of blood pressure.
Furthermore, the absolute likelihood that an older individual will have a cardiovascular event is substantially greater than for someone younger, reflecting the increased prevalence of other cardiovascular disease risk factors in this age group.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Epidémiologie, Programme sanitaire, Classification, Chimiothérapie, Antihypertenseur, Vieillard, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Hypertension artérielle systolique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Epidemiology, Sanitary program, Classification, Chemotherapy, Antihypertensive agent, Elderly, Human, United States, North America, America, Cardiovascular disease, Systolic hypertension
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