Treatment with multiple blood pressure medications, achieved blood pressure, and mortality in older nursing home residents: The PARTAGE study

Athanase Benetos, Carlos Labat, Patrick Rossignol, Renaud Fay, Yves Rolland, Filippo Valbusa, Paolo Salvi, Mauro Zamboni, Patrick Manckoundia, Olivier Hanon, Sylvie Gautier

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Abstract

IMPORTANCE: Clinical evidence supports the beneficial effects of lowering blood pressure (BP) levels in community-living, robust, hypertensive individuals older than 80 years. However, observational studies in frail elderly patients have shown no or even an inverse relationship between BP and morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To assess all-cause mortality in institutionalized individuals older than 80 years according to systolic BP (SBP) levels and number of antihypertensive drugs. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: This longitudinal study included elderly residents of nursing homes. The interaction between low (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989-995
Number of pages7
JournalJAMA Internal Medicine
Volume175
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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    Benetos, A., Labat, C., Rossignol, P., Fay, R., Rolland, Y., Valbusa, F., Salvi, P., Zamboni, M., Manckoundia, P., Hanon, O., & Gautier, S. (2015). Treatment with multiple blood pressure medications, achieved blood pressure, and mortality in older nursing home residents: The PARTAGE study. JAMA Internal Medicine, 175(6), 989-995. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8012