ELMER C. BARTELS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JAMES L. POPPEN, M.D.; ROBERT L. RICHARDS, M.D.
During the last 10 years 54 patients with hypertension have been operated upon at the Lahey Clinic. Sufficient time has elapsed to justify an evaluation of the results to date in all of these cases. The effectiveness of surgery in some cases of hypertension has been reported by Allen and Adson,1 Crile,2 Peet3 and others. As we cannot predict with certainty the ultimate outcome of surgery in individual cases, a more accurate method of selection remains to be discovered.
The first patient was operated upon in 1931. Up to the early part of 1935, fourteen patients were submitted to operation
BARTELS EC, POPPEN JL, RICHARDS RL. SURGICAL TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION (RESULTS IN FIFTY-FOUR CASES)1. Ann Intern Med. ;17:807–811. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-5-807
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(5):807-811.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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