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International Journal of Hypertension
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 684515, 3 pages
Review Article

Lipid Disorders in Elderly Hypertensive Patients

Departamento de Medicina, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Granada, Avdenida Madrid 11, 18012 Granada, Spain

Received 14 July 2011; Accepted 20 October 2011

Academic Editor: Pedro Cía Gómez

Copyright © 2012 Blas Gil-Extremera. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Lipid disorders are a common clinical challenge in the western countries. In patients with dyslipemia (total cholesterol > 200 mg/dl, HDL cholesterol < 35 mg/dl, LDL cholesterol > 130 mg/dl and triglycerides > 150 mg/dl) it is mandatory to normalize blood pressure (<130/80 mmHg) as well to reduce LDL-C values to normal levels by using drugs to inhibit of endogenous and exogenous cholesterol, to decrease triglycerides, and increases HDL-C up to normal range. It is also essential to maintain for this purpose suitable dietetic measures (reduction of unsatured fats and salt intakes—<2.5 g/daily) and without interruption, to support pharmacologic treatment in most of the patients.