Treatment of elderly patients with hypertension
In their review, Gradman and Morsy emphasize the need to treat isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) and systolic/diastolic hypertension in elderly patients.
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Screening for primary aldosteronism
Traditionally, a diagnosis of primary hyperaldosteronism is considered when a patient has hypokalemia, either spontaneous or caused by a diuretic.
Coronary flow reserve and prehypertension
Hypertension has traditionally been defined by the arbitrary criteria of systolic pressure > 140 mm Hg or diastolic pressure > 90 mm Hg.
Lifestyle interventions and hypertension
Roughly 40% of cases of hypertension are attributable to genetic factors and perhaps 40% to lifestyle factors, particularly diet, salt intake, weight, and exercise.
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