DENNIS BAUMAN, M.D.
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To the Editor: In his autopsy study entitled "Myxedema and Coronary Artery Disease" appearing in the February 1968 issue of the ANNALS, Dr. Steinberg concluded that there is a correlation between the two entities only in those patients with myxedema who were also hypertensive. I would like to take issue with his criteria for classifying patients as hypertensive.
Two classification of hypertension were used. In the first of these, patients were considered hypertensive if any of the following criteria were met:  blood pressure greater than 170/100 mm Hg;  heart weight of 350 g or more, with left ventricular
BAUMAN D. Myxedema and Coronary Artery Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;68:1370–1372. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-6-1370
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(6):1370-1372.
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