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Olle Melander

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The Dark Side of the Swoon: antihypertensive treatment in the elderly.

Author

  • Artur Fedorowski
  • Steen Juul-Möller
  • Olle Melander

Summary, in English

We would like to thank Prof. Dal Moro for his valuable contribution[1]. Indeed, many patients, especially those who are older and who suffer from several concomitant diseases, are at risk of being "overtreated with good intentions". The main problem is that the diagnosis of essential hypertension is at times assigned very liberally based on a single ambulatory measurement without taking into consideration the natural history and variation of systemic blood pressure[2]. The orthostatic intolerance is often asymptomatic and thus not being looked for. Consequently, the antihypertensive treatment may additionally reduce blood pressure on standing and lead to unexpected syncopal attacks. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Department/s

  • Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension
  • EXODIAB: Excellence in Diabetes Research in Sweden
  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health

Publishing year

2013

Language

English

Pages

293-294

Publication/Series

Journal of Internal Medicine

Volume

274

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article (letter)

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Topic

  • Clinical Medicine
  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Status

Published

Research group

  • Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1365-2796