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The effect of age on the association between blood pressure and cognitive function later in life.

Authors
  • Euser, Sjoerd M
  • van Bemmel, Thomas
  • Schram, Miranda T
  • Gussekloo, Jacobijn
  • Hofman, Albert
  • Westendorp, Rudi G J
  • Breteler, Monique M B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2009
Volume
57
Issue
7
Pages
1232–1237
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2009.02264.x
PMID: 19453303
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

High BP was associated with greater risk of cognitive impairment in persons younger than 75 but with better cognitive function in older persons. Age-specific guidelines for BP management are needed, because the current directive that "lower is better" may not apply to BP levels in the very old.

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