Neglected Categorical Differences of Hypertension of the Elderly vs. the Young: A Case of Institutional Amnesia?

  • Gerson T Lesser
  • Published 2016 in
    Journal of the American Medical Directors…


In the early 20th century, hypertension became a topic of major interest and by approximately the mid-century a number of investigators had identified a syndrome/condition in adults younger than 50 to 55 termed “essential hypertension” (sometimes “primary hypertension” or “hypertensive vascular disease”) (EHT). As then described and accepted by the medical… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2016.02.013


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