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Frequency of systemic hypertension in various cardiovascular diseases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2959147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical frequencies of systemic hypertension and necropsy evidence of cardiomegaly in various cardiovascular conditions are summarized. Systemic hypertension is present in greater than 50% of patients with various coronary events, in greater than 75% of patients with various cerebrovascular events and in greater than 90% of patients with aortic dissection. Hypertension is the sole underlying factor in most patients with nontraumatic cerebral arterial or aortic (dissection = partial rupture) rupture. In association with hypercholesterolemia (serum total cholesterol levels greater than 150 mg/dl), hypertension clearly accelerates atherosclerosis and its devastating consequences.
W C Roberts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1987 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-11-03     Completed Date:  1987-11-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1E-8E     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Pathology Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Diseases / complications
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / complications
Arteriosclerosis / complications
Cardiomegaly / epidemiology,  etiology
Cardiovascular Diseases / complications*
Cerebrovascular Disorders / complications
Coronary Disease / complications
Hypertension / complications,  epidemiology*
Kidney Diseases / complications
Risk Factors

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