GEORGE A. PERERA, M.D.
Salt restriction in the treatment of hypertension was first advocated more than a half-century ago.1 The subsequent history of this therapeutic measure has been reviewed,2, 3 and it has also been reported that hypertensive patients with secondary renal damage or with primary renal disease may be benefited.4
The present study was undertaken to study further the effects of sodium chloride restriction in patients with primary hypertension who had advanced arteriolar nephrosclerosis.
Four men and two women with documented primary hypertension, clinically in the accelerated ("malignant") phase, were studied on the wards of the Presbyterian Hospital. All
PERERA GA. FAILURE OF SALT RESTRICTION TO MODIFY BLOOD PRESSURE IN THE ACCELERATED PHASE OF PRIMARY HYPERTENSION*†. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:1195–1198. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-43-6-1195
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(6):1195-1198.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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