Time for considering other blood pressure target values in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes?

K. J. J. van Hateren*, N. Kleefstra, S. T. Houweling, K. van der Meer, H. J. G. Bilo, G. Landman

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Although blood pressure control has undoubtedly proven its benefits in reducing the high cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), it still remains unclear whether intensive antihypertensive treatment in old age (> 75 years) is beneficial. Many of the current guidelines recommend a systolic blood pressure (SBP) <140 mmHg or lower, unless patients are at high risk for possible adverse events such as postural hypotension (1,2). This perspective aims to get a discussion started on the appropriate target SBP value for patients with T2DM aged older than 75 years. We would like to propose the less stringent value of <160 mmHg in this specific population.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)125-127
Aantal pagina's3
TijdschriftInternational Journal of Clinical Practice
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusPublished - feb.-2012

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