GEORGE A. PERERA, M.D., F.A.C.P.
A number of reports have been made suggesting that antithyroid measures may suppress and that thyroid products may aggravate some of the effects of experimentally induced hypertension in animals (1-9). Some of these claim that the development or maintenance of an elevated blood pressure is modified, whereas others stress the influence of the thyroid on vascular pathology. It is accepted generally that surgical removal of the thyroid is without benefit in patients with primary hypertension, but at least one patient with advanced disease showed clinical improvement over a period of several months following thyroidectomy (10).
Inasmuch as the accelerated (malignant)
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PERERA GA. The Effect of an Antithyroid Drug on the Clinical Course of Malignant Hypertension. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:29–32. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-1-29
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(1):29-32.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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