Overview:Lifelong Management of Hypertension - Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine 26 - In the thirty years since the advent of efTective pharmacologic treatment for hypertension, the world ofthe hypertensive has been transformed beyond recognition. The first change involved only malignant hypertensives with enough residual renal parenchyma to survive. Such a hypertensive could trade inevitable renal failure - unless an intracerebral bleed occurred first - for a rigid regimen which prevented his blood pressure from destroying him but which was associated with nearly intolerable side effects. Over the next 20 years, increasing numbers of patients with hypertension of decreasing severity were treated with drugs that had fewer and fewer side effects. In 1970, with the medical world finally ready to accept the concept, the well-known Veterans Administration Study demonstrated that morbidity and mortality could be diminished in moderately hypertensive patients by antihypertensive therapy that had minimal side effects. As a result there has been a major attempt to bring everyone with elevated blood pressure under lifelong pharmacologic control. It is difficult, however, to know what levels ofblood pressure deserve treatment; many who, when therapy first became available, would not have even been considered hypertensive are now candidates for treatment. The lower the pressure, the larger the potential population to be treated, but the smaller the individual risk and hence the smaller the possible benefit. The point where decades of diminished quaiity of life from treatment begins to outweigh a possible late-life complication is yet to be determined.

This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603729707-9780898385823. It was written by the following authors: H. Mitchell Perry Jr.. Book Lifelong Management of Hypertension - Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine 26, which can be read online, published by the company: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Medicine, Technology, Science. The book was published on 1983-11-30 00:00:00. It has 268 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 620 g. File for download Lifelong Management of Hypertension - Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine 26 has PDF format and is called lifelong-management-of-hypertension-developments-in-cardiovascular-medicine-26.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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