Managing Blood Pressure in the Elderly: What Is Different?
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Blood pressure (BP) management is essential in patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) on maintenance dialysis as hypertension is the most common cardiovascular risk factor in this population. Even though this is true across all age groups, the aging process adds challenges to the evaluation and management of BP in dialysis patients. In this chapter, we will review aspects related to the management of BP and the treatment of hypertension in patients on chronic maintenance dialysis, with a focus on issues that are modified by the aging process, being mindful of the caveat that data restricted to elderly patients are scanty.
KeywordsBlood pressure measurement Blood pressure monitoring Hypertension Intradialytic hypertension Intradialytic hypotension Anti-hypertensive drugs
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