RAMÓN M. SUÁREZ, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Despite the fact that arterial hypertension is the most important cause of death from heart disease, and despite the intensive investigation and research on the subject, the nature and pathogenesis of the condition remain, in most cases, obscure. Its definite relationship to arteriosclerosis in general, and to heart disease in particular, also remains a matter of great concern for all clinicians.
We are referring, of course, to the so-called essential hypertension in both its benign and malignant forms.
When we refer to hypertension secondary to a known factor, the problem is, superficially, not so difficult. But even in this group
SUÁREZ RM. INCIDENCE OF HYPERTENSION IN PUERTO RICO1. Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:346–353. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-2-346
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(2):346-353.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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