Use and Abuse of Antihypertensive Drugs in the Aged
In this article, Freis addressed a persistent problem in hypertension diagnosis and treatment: a careless, "one-size-fits-all"
approach to treating older patients. Though hypertension was a significant component of many geriatric diseases, he said,
it did not always follow that all cases of high blood pressure needed drug treatment. He cautioned physicians to be sensitive
to the needs and circumstances of each patient, and to remember that older people have more labile blood pressure, and are
more sensitive to medications.
Presented as part of a Symposium on the Use and Abuse of Therapeutic Drugs in the Aged held by the Section on Geriatric Medicine
of the New York Academy of Medicine with the American Geriatric Society May 14, 1980.
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1980-10 (October 1980)
Freis, Edward D.
Periodical: Freis, Edward D. "Use and Abuse of Antihypertensive Drugs in the Aged." The Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
56, 8 (October 1980): 697-702. Article. 6 Images.
New York Academy of Medicine
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
After 1980: Changing Trends in Hypertension Therapy