HENRY A. SCHROEDER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; DEAN F. DAVIES, Ph.D., M.D.
There is no evidence that so-called "essential" hypertension is a single disease. In fact, the varied clinical picture strongly suggests that it is merely a syndrome caused by several pathogenetic mechanisms, in which a common predisposition and a common pathologic sequence of events have obscured essential differences between types. This belief has afforded the opportunity for a critical analysis of patients in order to observe and evaluate significant differences, and to attempt to discover objective diagnostic procedures.
Four types of arterial hypertension have been delineated and described.1 There is the variety in which renal factors, especially organic renal parenchymal disease,
SCHROEDER HA, DAVIES DF. STUDIES ON "ESSENTIAL" HYPERTENSION. V. AN ENDOCRINE HYPERTENSIVE SYNDROME(STUDIES ON "ESSENTIAL" HYPERTENSION. V. AN ENDOCRINE HYPERTENSIVE SYNDROME*). Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:516–539. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-3-516
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(3):516-539.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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