Use of centrally-acting agonists in the treatment of mild hypertension in the elderly patient
The treatment of patients with mild hypertension has created considerable interest in recent years. The availability of many potent antihypertensive agents allows blood pressure to be effectively controlled without major adverse effects. It is believed that control of even mild elevations of blood pressure significantly reduces the incidence of major cardiovascular complications.
KeywordsObesity Beach Noradrenaline Catecholamine Propranolol
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