Assessment of Hypertensive Organ Damage, Volume 18

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L. Hansson, W. H. Birkenhäger
Elsevier, 1997 - Medical - 402 pages
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Hardbound. A recent wave of interest in practical hypertension research relates to the evaluation of organ damage in connection with the hypertensive process. A large number of prognostic therapeutic trials in hypertensive populations has convincingly shown that antihypertensive treatment per se substantially improves the cardiovascular prospects of such patients. This particularly applies to cerebrovascular accidents, which are the most dramatic events from any point of view.It should be recognized that the identification of all cardiovascular sequelae thus far focused on conventional clinical-pathological criteria, and hence lacked quantitative evaluation. The currently available techniques of identifying early organ lesions may well exonerate hypertensive patients from being exposed to avoidable and irreversible cardiovascular risk because they pinpoint early quantifiable hypertensive retinal, cerebral, cardiac and renal lesions.Given the current

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Ambulatory blood pressure as a guide for predicting the occurrence
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basic concepts
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Wall properties of elastic and muscular arteries in established and borderline
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