HUGO ROESLER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; GLEN G. GIBSON, M.D.; RAYMOND HUSSEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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In essential chronic hypertension the relative simplicity of diagnosis stands in striking contrast to the more difficult problem of prognosis. It is well known that the ultimate fate of individuals exhibiting this condition is determined by the cardiovascular diseases consequent to the hypertension, the most important of which are the cardiac hypertrophy and the arterial or arteriolar sclerosis. These changes are of particular significance when the arterioles of the brain, kidneys, myocardium and retina are involved. It is also well known that death will usually result from myocardial failure, although cerebral hemorrhage, myocardial infarction and uremia are frequent terminal
ROESLER H, GIBSON GG, HUSSEY R. A CORRELATION STUDY BETWEEN RETINAL VASCULAR CHANGES, ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC ALTERATIONS AND RADIOLOGICAL HEART SIZE IN ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION*. Ann Intern Med. 1940;13:1814–1829. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-13-10-1814
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;13(10):1814-1829.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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