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Collected listed below are the findings of the satellite tv for pc symposium hung on the social gathering of the eleventh eu Stroke convention.

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This applies to severe hypertension as well as mild to moderate hypertension and to isolated systolic hypertension as well as to raised levels of diastolic pressure [15]. Clinical trials in elderly patients have demonstrated unequivocally that effective blood pressure reduction in hypertensive patients up to the age of 85 years significantly reduces the mortality and morbidity associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The Medical Research Council Trial of Treatment of Hypertension in Older Adults and the Swedish Trial in Old Patients with Hypertension (STOP-Hypertension) demonstrated significant reductions in the risk of stroke for patients on active treatment, 31% and 42%, respectively [12, 16].

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