Doctors told, what should be the pressure in the elderly.
Among older people aged 75 years and older the risk of stroke and heart attack is much lower in those whose pressure is in the range of 120/80 mm Hg. article these Are the results of a study presented at the annual forum devoted to diseases of the elderly.
Previously, scientists recommended that to seek indicators 140/90 at rest, however, the results of the study showed that in these figures the risk of stroke in older people 40% higher compared to those whose pressure is in the range of 120/80.
Experts note that the most effective method of treatment of hypertension in the elderly is medications.
Higher blood pressure in old age affects 75% of people.