ROBERT PLATT, M.D., P.R.C.P., F.A.C.P. (HON.)
First of all i must thank you for the great honor you have done me in inviting me to come to your country and to give this lecture.
Much has been learned in recent years of the various causes of high blood pressure: coarctation of the aorta, pyelonephritis, aldosteronism, and renal artery stenosis. These are only some of the causes of what we call secondary hypertension. But whatever we do to refine our methods of diagnosis and investigation, we still find ourselves left with a group of patients with so-called essential hyptertension of which we do not yet understand the
PLATT R. Essential Hypertension: Incidence, Course, and Heredity. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:1–11. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-1-1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(1):1-11.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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