Changes in clinical characteristics and drug treatment of hypertension over 40 years at the Dunedin Hypertension Clinic.


The clinical characteristics of the 4,170 hypertensive patients referred to the Dunedin Clinic from 1950 to 1989 have been compared for eight successive 5-year periods. A gradual decrease in the severity of referred hypertension and an increase in the proportion of patients already on treatment at the time of referral (currently 50%) were noted. For male… (More)


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