WILLIAM A. JEFFERS, F.A.C.P.; HAROLD A. ZINTEL; JOSEPH H. HAFKENSCHIEL; A. GORMAN HILLS; ALFRED M. SELLERS; CHARLES C. WOLFERTH, F.A.C.P.
Previous reports of our testing of operations for hypertension, combining adrenal resection with sympathectomy, have indicated encouraging results.1, 2, 3, 4 The number of patients so treated has increased steadily. We now feel it in order to present a progress report concerning 82 patients who were operated upon prior to December 31, 1952.
It does not seem necessary to review again the experimental and clinical evidence indicating the rôle of various adrenal hormones in homeostasis of the circulation, or in the maintenance of blood pressure levels in clinical hypertension.2, 4, 5 Following Green's experience6 of observing amelioration of severe
JEFFERS WA, ZINTEL HA, HAFKENSCHIEL JH, HILLS AG, SELLERS AM, WOLFERTH CC. THE CLINICAL COURSE, FOLLOWING ADRENAL RESECTION AND SYMPATHECTOMY, OF 82 PATIENTS WITH SEVERE HYPERTENSION1. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:254–266. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-2-254
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(2):254-266.
Adrenal Disorders, Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Endocrine and Metabolism, Hypertension.
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