Robert Platt, M.D., P.R.C.P. (Lond.)
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As knowledge increases of the causes of secondary hypertension (for instance, renal artery stenosis), the group of cases which remains in the category of essential hypertension becomes more homogeneous and easier to define with regard to its incidence, behavior, and inheritance.
Available evidence on the incidence of essential hypertension suggests that it is less common in the population than some authors have made out. The question of whether a definition of normal and abnormal ranges of blood pressure can yet be made will be considered.
The behavior of blood pressure in the middle-aged population will be examined, particularly with a
Platt R. The Lilly Lecture: Essential Hypertension. Incidence, Course, and Heredity.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:1038–1039. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1038_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1038-1039.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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