LOUIS H. SIGLER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The question as to whether hypertension plays a part in the etiology and prognosis of coronary occlusion has not as yet been definitely answered. Some authors1, 2, 3 believe that hypertension is etiologically related to coronary occlusion. Master and co-workers4 at first felt the same, but later Master5 changed his opinion.
If we compare the percentage of normotensive and hypertensive cases who develop coronary occlusion as reported by various authors, we find that it varies markedly and its statistical value is therefore questionable. Thus, Howard6 found 28% of his cases of coronary occlusion had hypertension. Conner and Holt,7 33.9%; White
SIGLER LH. THE ROLE OF HYPERTENSION IN THE ETIOLOGY AND PROGNOSIS OF CORONARY OCCLUSION1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:369–377. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-2-369
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(2):369-377.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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