P. W. C.
Control of hypertension by any of the measures hitherto available has presented a baffling problem. Diets low in sodium or otherwise restricted, psychotherapy, sympathectomy, and the administration of many different drugs have all yielded good results in individual cases or groups of cases. Many cases, however, fail to respond or quickly become refractory. The recent discovery of drugs which are much more effective in maintaining a lowered blood pressure constitutes a major advance, and their current availability makes the problem of using them properly of immediate practical importance.
Hypertension is not a specific disease but rather a systemic reaction which
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(1):142-146.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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