ARTHUR R. ELLIOTT, M.D., LL.D., F.A.C.P.
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We know that of patients who have persistent high blood pressure a considerable percentage—estimated by some authorities to be as high as 25 per cent—will die of causes that have no bearing whatsoever on their hypertension. The remainder will succumb through development of some condition directly attributable to the prolonged circulatory strain. A small percentage will die of progressive renal insufficiency, resulting from arteriolar changes in the kidney or more likely from progression of an unrecognized obscure nephritis. A larger number will develop cerebral accidents, the so-called hypertensive encephalopathies. The remainder, predominantly the largest group of hypertension casualties, die of
ELLIOTT AR. CLINICAL ASPECTS OF CIRCULATORY DYNAMICS IN ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:194–199. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-2-194
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(2):194-199.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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