Development of Hypertensive Manifestations after the Disappearance of Hypertension
The accelerated ("malignant") phase of hypertensive vascular disease is more common in men; sympathectomy may modify some of its signs and symptoms even in those cases in which hypertension is not modified. Six instances are reported herewith in which patients in the accelerated phase have developed retinopathy and papilledema during a sustained period of normal blood pressure brought on by a vascular accident or sympathectomy. Therefore factors other than the intensity of the hypertension may be involved in the pathogenesis of this phase.
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