JOHN J. MCPHAUL JR.; DUNCAN A. MCINTOSH; LESTER F. WILLIAMS; EMIL J. GRITTI; WILLIAM G. MALETTE; ARTHUR GROLLMAN, M.D., PH.D., F.A.C.P.
It is now well-established that the elevation in blood pressure of a small proportion of patients suffering from hypertensive cardiovascular disease is reversible and may be cured by partial or complete nephrectomy or by plastic repair of the renal artery (1-5). Despite the availability of such procedures as the differential analysis of the urine from each kidney, aortography, renal biopsy, etc., none of these have proven to be infallible in predicting which patients subjected to surgery will be benefited. As a consequence of this lack of a precise diagnostic criterion for the selection of patients, many are unnecessarily subjected to
MCPHAUL JJ, MCINTOSH DA, WILLIAMS LF, GRITTI EJ, MALETTE WG, GROLLMAN A. Pressor Activity of Renal Venous Blood in Hypertension. Ann Intern Med. ;61:847–852. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-5-847
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(5_Part_1):847-852.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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