PMID: 1292573Dec 1, 1992Paper

Treatment of hypertension in the elderly--the end of the story?

Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
L H Opie

Abstract

The elderly constitute a high-risk group in which the benefit of treatment of hypertension is now obvious. The initial drug should be a low-dose diuretic, followed by a beta-blocker. At present there are no data favoring the use of an ultra low-dose diuretic, such as 12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide, unless there is coexisting prediabetes or gout.

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Dec 1, 1992·Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy·P Lund-Johansen
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