Hypertension as a risk factor for renal disease. Review of clinical and epidemiological evidence.

@article{Whelton1989HypertensionAA,
  title={Hypertension as a risk factor for renal disease. Review of clinical and epidemiological evidence.},
  author={Paul Kieran Whelton and Michael J. Klag},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={1989},
  volume={13 5 Suppl},
  pages={I19-27}
}
Renal failure is a well-recognized complication of accelerated and malignant hypertension that can be prevented by appropriate antihypertensive therapy. The risk of renal disease in patients with milder forms of hypertension is less certain. Death certificate, insurance industry, and community-based observational studies provide little information with respect to the risk of kidney damage in the hypertensive patient. Randomized controlled trials of antihypertensive drug therapy provide… CONTINUE READING
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