Epidemiological aspects of isolated systolic hypertension in the elderly population as cerebrovascular risk factor

R. Antonicelli, R. Gesuita, E. Paciaroni

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

A large number of studies indicate that isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) is an important cerebrovascular risk factor. This clinical state is very common in elderly people who are the most exposed to stroke risk. Therefore, it is important to know the real prevalence of ISH, in order to predict the possible incidence of cerebrovascular disease in the elderly population. In the Camerano study on hypertension, we have verified the prevalence of ISH in the elderly. ISH has been considered clinically when the systolic arterial pressure (SAP) was higher than 160 mmHg, and the diastolic arterial pressure (DAP) was lower than 90 mmHg. In our study population, an ISH prevalence of 11.9% was found in the elderly (above 60 years of age); whereas in the adult population (between 30 and 60 years), it amounted only to 4.5%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-91
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Fingerprint

hypertension
Hypertension
Population
Arterial Pressure
Blood Pressure
Cerebrovascular Disorders
stroke
incidence
Stroke
Disease
Incidence

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Epidemiology
  • Isolated systolic hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gerontology
  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Epidemiological aspects of isolated systolic hypertension in the elderly population as cerebrovascular risk factor. / Antonicelli, R.; Gesuita, R.; Paciaroni, E.

In: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Vol. 20, No. 1, 1995, p. 87-91.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{9680d78203234cb5bb31cb44becc9115,
title = "Epidemiological aspects of isolated systolic hypertension in the elderly population as cerebrovascular risk factor",
abstract = "A large number of studies indicate that isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) is an important cerebrovascular risk factor. This clinical state is very common in elderly people who are the most exposed to stroke risk. Therefore, it is important to know the real prevalence of ISH, in order to predict the possible incidence of cerebrovascular disease in the elderly population. In the Camerano study on hypertension, we have verified the prevalence of ISH in the elderly. ISH has been considered clinically when the systolic arterial pressure (SAP) was higher than 160 mmHg, and the diastolic arterial pressure (DAP) was lower than 90 mmHg. In our study population, an ISH prevalence of 11.9{\%} was found in the elderly (above 60 years of age); whereas in the adult population (between 30 and 60 years), it amounted only to 4.5{\%}.",
keywords = "Aging, Epidemiology, Isolated systolic hypertension",
author = "R. Antonicelli and R. Gesuita and E. Paciaroni",
year = "1995",
doi = "10.1016/0167-4943(94)00610-J",
language = "English",
volume = "20",
pages = "87--91",
journal = "Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics",
issn = "0167-4943",
publisher = "Elsevier Ireland Ltd",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Epidemiological aspects of isolated systolic hypertension in the elderly population as cerebrovascular risk factor

AU - Antonicelli, R.

AU - Gesuita, R.

AU - Paciaroni, E.

PY - 1995

Y1 - 1995

N2 - A large number of studies indicate that isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) is an important cerebrovascular risk factor. This clinical state is very common in elderly people who are the most exposed to stroke risk. Therefore, it is important to know the real prevalence of ISH, in order to predict the possible incidence of cerebrovascular disease in the elderly population. In the Camerano study on hypertension, we have verified the prevalence of ISH in the elderly. ISH has been considered clinically when the systolic arterial pressure (SAP) was higher than 160 mmHg, and the diastolic arterial pressure (DAP) was lower than 90 mmHg. In our study population, an ISH prevalence of 11.9% was found in the elderly (above 60 years of age); whereas in the adult population (between 30 and 60 years), it amounted only to 4.5%.

AB - A large number of studies indicate that isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) is an important cerebrovascular risk factor. This clinical state is very common in elderly people who are the most exposed to stroke risk. Therefore, it is important to know the real prevalence of ISH, in order to predict the possible incidence of cerebrovascular disease in the elderly population. In the Camerano study on hypertension, we have verified the prevalence of ISH in the elderly. ISH has been considered clinically when the systolic arterial pressure (SAP) was higher than 160 mmHg, and the diastolic arterial pressure (DAP) was lower than 90 mmHg. In our study population, an ISH prevalence of 11.9% was found in the elderly (above 60 years of age); whereas in the adult population (between 30 and 60 years), it amounted only to 4.5%.

KW - Aging

KW - Epidemiology

KW - Isolated systolic hypertension

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0028950051&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0028950051&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/0167-4943(94)00610-J

DO - 10.1016/0167-4943(94)00610-J

M3 - Article

C2 - 15374261

AN - SCOPUS:0028950051

VL - 20

SP - 87

EP - 91

JO - Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

JF - Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

SN - 0167-4943

IS - 1

ER -