Blood Pressure Targets for Older Patients—Do Advanced Age and Frailty Really Not Matter?

Authors

  • Amanda Giffin University of Calgary
  • Kenneth M. Madden UBC
  • David B. Hogan University of Calgary

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5770/cgj.23.429

Abstract

In 2017, Hypertension Canada removed advanced age and frailty as considerations for caution when deciding on intensive therapy in their guidelines for the diagnosis, risk assessment, prevention, and treatment of hypertension in adults. Dementia is not mentioned. In this commentary, we review why advanced age and frailty were removed, and examine what is currently known about the relationship between hypertension and both incident and prevalent dementia. We make the case that the presence of frailty (especially when severe) and dementia should be considered when deciding on intensive therapy in future iterations of Hypertension Canada guidelines.

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Published

2020-03-05

How to Cite

1.
Giffin A, Madden KM, Hogan DB. Blood Pressure Targets for Older Patients—Do Advanced Age and Frailty Really Not Matter?. Can Geri J [Internet]. 2020 Mar. 5 [cited 2021 Oct. 26];23(2):205-9. Available from: https://cgjonline.ca/index.php/cgj/article/view/429

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Commentaries