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Table 7 Challenges and areas for research about screening and treatment of hypertension among older adults

From: Screening and treatment of hypertension in older adults: less is more?

1. How to screen for hypertension among older adults? At what frequency? In which setting? Universal vs targeted screening?
2. What are the benefits and harms of lowering BP among older adults? What is the effect notably on the quality of life?
3. What are the characteristics of the oldest-old whose high BP is associated with favorable health outcomes?
4. What is the relationship between frailty and BP, and what are the consequences of this relationship on the prescription of treatment?
5. Can some factors (frailty, multimorbidity, polypharmacy, orthostatic hypotension) in older age be an argument for deprescribing of antihypertensive drugs?