Hypertension treatment for older people-navigating between Scylla and Charybdis

Simon Paul Conroy (Lead / Corresponding author), Rudi Gerardus Johannes Westendorp, Miles D. Witham

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Hypertension is a common condition in older people, but is often one of many conditions, particularly in frail older people, and so is rarely managed in isolation in the real world-which belies the bulk of the evidence upon which is treatment decisions are often based. In this article, we discuss the issues of ageing, including frailty and dementia, and their impact upon blood pressure management. We examine the evidence base for managing hypertension in older people, and explore some therapeutic ideas that might influence treatment decisions and strategies, including shared decision making.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-508
Number of pages4
JournalAge and Ageing
Issue number4
Early online date21 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018


  • Frailty
  • Hypertension
  • Older people

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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