ALEX. M. BURGESS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
This is a report on the condition of 100 patients seen in private practice between the years 1920 and 1936. All had systolic pressures of at least 180 mm. Hg or diastolic pressures of 100 mm. Hg or higher when first observed, and had survived for at least eight years. These were the first hundred individuals seen in the practice of the writer to whom these criteria were applicable. The group was reported in 1946,1 and the present communication summarizes their condition in the fall of 1954.
A number of studies of prognosis in patients with essential hypertension have been
BURGESS AM. BENIGN ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION: FOLLOW-UP OF 100 PATIENTS UNDER OBSERVATION FOR FROM 18 TO 34 YEARS1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:740–744. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-4-740
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(4):740-744.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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