Heart disease in the hypertensive patient.

  • J. N. Cohn
  • Published 1977 in The Medical clinics of North America


Uncontrolled hypertension increases the workload of the left ventricle causing the development of hypertrophy and an increase in myocardial oxygen consumption that may precipitate ischemia because of inadequate oxygen delivery related to accelerated coronary atherosclerosis. Control of the hypertension should prevent the further development of hypertrophy… (More)


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