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Under-representation of frail or medically compromised hypertensive older people
  1. Gulistan Bahat,
  2. Asli Tufan,
  3. Mehmet Akif Karan
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Istanbul Medical School, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gulistan Bahat, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical School, Capa, Istanbul 34390, Turkey; gbahatozturk{at}

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To the Editor

We have read the article by Briasoulis et al1 on effect of antihypertensive treatment in patients over 65 years of age with great interest. They comprehensively reviewed prospective randomised trials and assessed the effects of antihypertensive treatment on cardiovascular, all-cause mortality, stroke and heart failure in patients over 65 years of age. By the way of 18 clinically relevant studies, they concluded that treatment to blood pressure target of 150/80 mm Hg or to blood pressure reduction of >25/10 mm Hg effectively …

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  • Contributors GB, AT, and MAK have contributed significantly to the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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