Etiology And Pathophysiology: An Evidence-Based Approach To Managing Asymptomatic Elevated Blood Pressure In The Emergency Department
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Etiology And Pathophysiology

Hypertension is a risk factor for left ventricular hypertrophy, angina, myocardial infarct, stroke, kidney failure, peripheral arterial disease, retinopathy, and dementia. 1,5,24 While these risks are frequently considered to be associated with long-standing elevated hypertension in patients with poor control, a recent meta-analysis suggests that even patients with blood pressure in the prehypertensive range are at significant risk.

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