Antihypertensives are associated with falls in elderly people, study finds

Kmietowicz, Zosia
March 2014
BMJ: British Medical Journal;3/1/2014, Vol. 348 Issue 7947, p2
Academic Journal
The article discusses the results of a study which showed that people 70 years and above who are taking antihypertensive drugs are at higher risk of fall injury. It references a research at Yale University published in the "JAMA Internal Medicine" which noted that the adjusted hazard ratios for serious fall injury were 1.40 in the moderate intensity and 1.28 in the high intensity and concluded that antihypertensive drugs are associated with an increased risk of serious fall injury.


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