Current Management of Hypertension in Older Adults

Drugs Aging. 2023 Mar 18. doi: 10.1007/s40266-023-01013-9. Online ahead of print.


Hypertension is a major global health issue and it accounts for a big proportion of disability and mortality worldwide even in adults aged 65 years and above. Moreover, advanced age per se is an independent risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events and there is abundant scientific evidence supporting the beneficial effects of blood pressure lowering, within certain limits, in this subset of hypertensive patients. The aim of this review article is to summarize the available evidence regarding the appropriate management of hypertension in this specific subgroup, in an era of a constantly increasing aging population.

Publication types

  • Review