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Immediate and late benefits of treating very elderly people with hypertension: Results from active treatment extension to hypertension in the very elderly randomised controlled trial

Beckett, N; Peters, Ruth; Tuomilehto, J; Swift, C; Sever, P; Potter, J; McCormack, Terry; Forette, F; Gil-Extremera, B; Dumitrascu, Dan; Staessen, J A; Thijs, Lut


Objective To assess if very elderly people with hypertension obtain early benefit from antihypertensive treatment. Design One year open label active treatment extension of randomised controlled trial (Hypertension in the Very Elderly Trial (HYVET)). Setting Hospital and general practice based centres mainly in eastern and western Europe, China, and Tunisia. Participants People on double blind treatment at the end of HYVET were eligible to enter the extension. Interventions Participants on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ - British Medical Journal
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.d7541
Access Rights: Open Access


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