STEWART WOLF; JOHN B. PFEIFFER; HERBERT S. RIPLEY; OLIVER S. WINTER; HAROLD G. WOLFF, F.A.C.P.
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There has long been an awareness of a relationship between life situations, emotions and the level of blood pressure in normal and hypertensive subjects. Moreover, it has been suspected that such pressor effects have relevance to the pathogenesis of essential hypertension but the connection has not been established. The present investigation was undertaken in an attempt to explore this possibility.
Thus far investigations of this relationship have proceeded chiefly along one of two lines. O'Hare in 1920 demonstrated experimentally among hypertensive subjects significant pressor responses during what he called "excitement" induced, for example, by a discussion of members of the
WOLF S, PFEIFFER JB, RIPLEY HS, WINTER OS, WOLFF HG. HYPERTENSION AS A REACTION PATTERN TO STRESS; SUMMARY OF EXPERIMENTAL DATA ON VARIATIONS IN BLOOD PRESSURE AND RENAL BLOOD FLOW1. Ann Intern Med. ;29:1056–1076. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-6-1056
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(6):1056-1076.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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