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There has existed for many years in the medical literature of foreign countries, and particularly in that of France, evidence of a keen interest among clinicians concerning those abrupt elevations of the systemic blood pressure to which the term paroxysmal hypertension has been applied. Elevations of the systolic blood pressure, often of over 100 mm. of mercury in the course of a relatively few minutes, are apt when they occur to produce striking subjective symptoms and to be accompanied by definite dangers. The etiology of such attacks, the mechanism by which they are produced, and the consequences that may ensue
PAROXYSMAL HYPERTENSION. Ann Intern Med. 1933;7:530–532. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-4-530
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(4):530-532.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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