Kidney damage in 'benign' essential hypertension.

  title={Kidney damage in 'benign' essential hypertension.},
  author={Paul Kieran Whelton and Jiang He and Thomas Perneger and Michael J. Klag},
  journal={Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension},
  volume={6 2},
During the past 12 months additional evidence has emerged from observational studies indicating that high blood pressure is an important independent predictor of incident renal damage, progression of existing renal disease, and morbidity and mortality in patients with renal failure. Several of these studies suggest that elevation of systolic blood pressure is a stronger predictor of risk than a corresponding increase in diastolic blood pressure. Furthermore, the relationship between blood… CONTINUE READING

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