STEPHEN M. KRANE; GEORGE A. PERERA, M.D.
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Many patients first found to have an abnormal elevation of the blood pressure after the sixth decade exhibit a much milder clinical picture than that usually associated with hypertensive vascular disease. Although it has been traditional to state that this disorder increases in incidence with advancing years, some workers have presented considerable evidence that the onset occurs at an early age.1, 2, 3, 4 If essential hypertension begins in youth and early adult life, then the question may be raised whether the hypertension arising in later life is indeed the same process.
Studies of blood pressure as casually recorded have
KRANE SM, PERERA GA. HYPERTENSION IN OLDER AGE GROUPS1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:1017–1024. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-4-1017
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(4):1017-1024.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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