ISOLATED SYSTOLIC HYPERTENSION (ISH) AMONGELDERLY EGYPTIANS, IS THERE AHIDDENRISK ?
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Isolated systolic hypertension (ISH! represents an important public healthproblemin the nineties because ofits highprevalence in the elderly as well as the recent reports about its probable implication as a riskfactor for ischaemic heart disease. The aimofthis study is to evaluate the clini cal significance ofISH as ariskfactorfor coronary heart disease (CHD) among elderly Egyptians. The current study included 20 males aged be tween 50-70 years with a mean age of53.3 5.8 years, having ISHand 20 normal healthy normotensive males with a mean age of 57.7 5.9 years as a control group.