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Nasal polyposis as a risk factor for hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2274322     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Arterial hypertension was found in 78 of 224 consecutive patients operated for nasal polyposis. An exacerbated degree of hypertension was significant in groups aged above 50 years. In total, 46% of patients whose nasal polyposis was of a duration of more than 10 years suffered from hypertension. Fifty of 78 patients developed hypertension after nasal polyposis was established and the mean duration time from polyposis to hypertension was 11.1 years. Hypertension was established in 50% of patients suffering from the triad asthma, intolerance to acetylsalicylic acid and nasal polyposis. In analogy with knowledge that sleep apnoea and snoring are aetiological factors for arterial hypertension, we propose that long-standing nasal obstruction by nasal polyposis be a risk factor for arterial hypertension.
G Granström; E Jacobsson; P H Jeppsson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ORL; journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0301-1569     ISO Abbreviation:  ORL J. Otorhinolaryngol. Relat. Spec.     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-22     Completed Date:  1991-02-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0334721     Medline TA:  ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Oto-, Rhino-, Laryngology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Antihypertensive Agents / adverse effects
Aspirin / adverse effects
Asthma / complications,  epidemiology
Drug Hypersensitivity / complications,  epidemiology
Hypersensitivity / complications,  epidemiology
Hypertension / complications,  epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Nasal Polyps / complications,  epidemiology*
Risk Factors
Sweden / epidemiology
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents; 50-78-2/Aspirin

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