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Minerva Medica 1999 September;90(9):333-8

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Treatment of arterial hypertension in the elderly using Enalapril

Terranova R., Luca S., Calanna A.


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Background. Arterial pressure increases with age and is the most common chronic disease in the elderly, men and women alike. At present arterial hypertension is considered a social disease as it poses great health, economic and social problems. Methods. A group of 50 patients of both sexes, between 66 and 83 years of age, suffering from essential arterial hypertension and treated with Enalapril administered at doses varying from 10 to 20 mg/day, for a period of 18 months, has been studied. Results and conclusions. The results of this study showed that blood pressure values of almost all the patients treated normalised and left ventricular hypertrophy decreased in all patients with this complication.

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