NATHAN FLAXMAN, M.D.
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Arterial hypertension is the most common cause of heart disease in adults regardless of race or sex.1 There has developed in the last two decades especially an overwhelming literature devoted to this subject which, as Crummer2 states, has almost buried from our modern view the earlier and fundamental observations. Janeway's3 classical analysis of 870 cases of hypertensive cardiovascular disease (nephritis included) first indicated that the most prominent symptoms associated with hypertension are circulatory and that in the presence of early symptoms of myocardial weakness a better than 50 per cent chance existed that death eventually would be due to myocardial
FLAXMAN N. THE COURSE OF HYPERTENSIVE HEART DISEASE1: I. AGE OF ONSET, DEVELOPMENT OF CARDIAC INSUFFICIENCY, DURATION OF LIFE, AND CAUSE OF DEATH1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:748–753. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-6-748
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(6):748-753.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Heart Failure, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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