Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

, Volume 20, Issue 6, pp 494–495 | Cite as

Management of very elderly hypertensives: the HYVET study



Antihypertensive treatment clinical trials dementia elderly 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinica Medica, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e PrevenzioneUniversità Milano-Bicocca, Ospedale San Gerardo, Ospedale S. Gerardo dei TintoriMonza (MI)Italy

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