Arterial hypertension in the elderly: A review

Enrico Paciaroni, Aureliano Fraticelli, Roberto Antonicelli

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Arterial hypertension in the elderly is an argument of growing interest and relevance in our society for many reasons, the main ones being: (i) Progressive aging of the population with a particularly high number of very old subjects. (ii) The high prevalence of arterial hypertension found mainly as an isolated systolic form or a prevalently systolic one in the elderly population. (iii) Acknowledgement of the significant impact of hypertensive disease on elderly people, e.g., on the cardiovascular risk factor and on the quality of life. (iv) Results of important clinical trials have demonstrated that, using an adequate therapy, it is possible to reduce both cardiovascular morbidity and mortality even in elderly persons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-264
Number of pages8
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996


  • Arterial hypertension
  • Clinical trials in the elderly
  • Systolic hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Medicine(all)


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