Hypertension among city octogenarians ‘very high’

Prevalence of hypertension in the city’s 80-plus population is “very high”, suggests a recently published study, alerting to risk of organ damage due to uncontrolled high blood pressure.

In the study published in the journal of Gerentology and Geriatric Research by researchers from MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences, researchers found over 80% of the test subjects had hypertension defined as blood pressure higher than 140 mm hg and 90 mm hg.

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