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The ubiquity of hypertension makes it imperative that all practitioners know how to properly evaluate and treat the hypertensive patient. While there is no longer much debate that therapy can reduce the frequency of most complications of hypertension, the student first learning about hypertension will find agreement on very little else in the field. Philippe Meyer, of the Hôpital Necker in Paris, has recognized the student's dilemma and has written this "handbook" to provide ready access to current thinking about the epidemiology, pathophysiology, evaluation, and treatment of hypertension.
Dr. Meyer has done a commendable job compressing
and synthesizing the vast
Hypertension. Mechanisms and Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects.. Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:786. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-5-786_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(5):786.
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