Antihypertensive Therapy and its efficacy in outpatient elderly and very elderly subjects
Purpose of the study. The study of the characteristics and effectiveness of antihypertensive therapy (AHT) in patients aged 65 years and older. Material and methods. The study included 356 patients, mean age 74,916,1 years, 80.4% women. The prevalence of arterial hypertension (AH) and the current intake of antihypertensive drugs were evaluated by self-reported patient. Results. The prevalence of hypertension was 88.5%. The predominant variant was isolated systolic hypertension. 51.1% of patients have systolic blood pressure as measured at the reception turned > 140 mm Hg in 34.7% of patients >150 mm Hg AHT received 91.6% of patients with hypertension in 65.6% of cases it was combined. Of the various combinations of bicomponent most patients took angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor in combination with a Adrenoblocker or a diuretic. Conclusions. The study showed the high prevalence of hypertension and the lack of efficacy in patients AHT elderly seeking outpatient care.