E. T. BELL, M. D.; A. H. PEDERSEN, M. D.
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This paper deals with the various factors that regulate or influence blood pressure in health and disease. By a study of known processes we may approach the problem of primary hypertension.
1. The heart. The energy required to maintain or elevate the systemic blood pressure is furnished by the contraction of the left ventricle. When the peripheral resistance is increased the blood pressure must be raised, if the tissues are to receive as much blood as they did before the increase of resistance occurred. When the tissues require more blood,
BELL ET, PEDERSEN AH. The Causes of Hypertension12. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:227–237. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-3-227
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(3):227-237.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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