NATHAN FLAXMAN, M.D.
It has gradually become recognized that many persons with heart disease may live long and active lives.1 This seems to apply especially to cases of coronary artery and hypertensive heart disease. Isolated long-lived cases of the former etiology have been reported from time to time, but only one article, that of Janeway,2 mentions many long-lived hypertensive patients. In this classic treatise on hypertensive heart disease, Janeway3 included 51 patients living more than 10 years from the onset of the first important symptoms. Both Riesman4 and Fahr5 stressed the fact that the life expectancy in hypertension is much longer than most
FLAXMAN N. HYPERTENSIVE HEART DISEASE OF 10 TO 20 YEARS' DURATION; REPORT OF 11 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:821–828. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-5-821
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(5):821-828.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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