FRANZ GOLDSTEIN, M.D.; WILLIAM K. JENSON, M.D.; JEROME M. WALDRON, M.D.; GARFIELD G. DUNCAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
After many decades of intensive experimental and clinical research in hypertension all over the world, there is still no agreement as to the causes and effects of hypertension or as to the indications for treatment. In fact, there is not even agreement as to what constitutes hypertension. Part of the confusion about the various clinical aspects of hypertension undoubtedly stems from the different criteria used in defining hypertension. Among the numerous criteria used, two sets of blood pressures appear to be of most importance. The criteria used by most insurance companies, namely, 140/90 mm. of Hg for the upper limits
GOLDSTEIN F, JENSON WK, WALDRON JM, DUNCAN GG. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HYPERTENSION AND CORONARY OCCLUSION1. Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:446–455. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-3-446
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(3):446-455.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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