GEORGE A. PERERA, M.D., F.A.C.P.
There is considerable evidence that primary (essential) hypertension often begins in youth or early adult life.1, 2, 3, 4 It has been claimed that its course is less rapid when it is contracted at a later age.5, 6 The present study was undertaken to contrast the course of those who develop the disorder when they are young with the natural history of the disease in all age groups.
All cases were selected from the records of the Presbyterian Hospital. Thirty patients were found whose established diastolic hypertension7 (constant and repeated blood pressure values of 90 mm. of Hg
PERERA GA. THE COURSE OF PRIMARY HYPERTENSION IN THE YOUNG12. Ann Intern Med. ;49:1348–1350. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-6-1348
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(6):1348-1350.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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