Ongoing Projects: Hypertension

A New Paradigm for Hypertension in the Elderly- Beyond Age

Principal Investigator: Carmen Peralta and Michelle Odden

Funding Source: National Institute of Aging (5R01AG046206)

Project Summary: We are proposing a novel paradigm where the associations of blood pressure with adverse outcomes in older persons are considered in the setting of the complex aging process. Our long-term goal is to reliably identify elderly persons in whom blood pressure treatment is beneficial and those in whom treatment is ineffective or even harmful, by defining subpopulations of similar health status.