In the South West of England Exeter University scientists have identified, what are the signs talking about the imminent demise. About it writes RIA Novosti with reference to the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
Experts examined records in the medical records of more than 40 thousand people in the UK, who passed away at the age of 60 years and older. For the study data were collected as patients suffering from diseases of the heart and blood vessels, and history of healthy people.
It turned out that about a half dozen years before his death, all of them have experienced a gradual drop in blood pressure. Moreover, in the last two years this trend was especially pronounced.
Scientists said that the results can be used when choosing methods of treatment for the elderly. First and foremost, to evaluate the degree of risk in the use of any therapeutic agents.