Randomized trial of treatment of hypertension in elderly patients in primary care

Completed

Phase N/A Results

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Between 60 and 79 years of age, systolic blood pressure >= 170 mmHg or diastolic pressure >=105 mmHg at 3 separate screenings.

Exclusion Criteria

Dementia as determined by score of less than 8/10 on modified version of test used by Qureshi and Hodkinson, atrial fibrillation, A-V heart block, ventricular failure, bronchial asthma, diabetes mellitus (needing pharmacological treatment), or any serious concomitant disease limiting the prospect of fruitful living.