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Hossein Tabriziani

Hossein Tabriziani

Loma Linda University, USA

Title: What do we know about high blood pressure in elderly?

Biography

Hossein Tabriziani obtained his Medical degree with honor at the age of 25. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. With the passion for Transplant, he accepted a clinical Nephrology and Hypertension fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and continued his education at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) with a Transplant Nephrology fellowship. He was appointed at the Medical director of Pancreas Transplantation at Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical college before moving to Loma Linda Univeristy in California to accept the position as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Transplant Nephrology division. He is an active member of American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and American Society of Tranplantation (AST). He has multiple publications and has been involved in many clinical researches. His interests are in Hypertension and oxidative stress in patintes with chronic kidney disease and transplantaion.

Abstract

One quarter of Americans will be older than 65 by 2030 and more than half of this popultaion will be older than 80 years old and hypertension in this group will be ubiquitous. Most studies of hypertension exclude octogenarians and are not able to be generalized because of differences in physiologic and social phenomena. This presentaion will review and evaluate the existing literature in an effort to identify unresolved issues and guide future areas of investigation. Hypertension has been well characterized in adults and the young elderly, and the focus is on optimizing treatment regimens. However, research specifically involving this rapidly growing minority is sparse. Most studies are still trying to characterize blood pressure goals, and only one major series has begun to evaluate treatment options. Based on available evidence, it appears that an appropriate blood pressure goal may be somewhat higher in octogenarians and that thiazide diuretics may be the initial treatment of choice.