Liver Function and Hypertension
Blood Pressure and Heart Weight in Chronic Hepatitis
The purpose of the present work was to study the incidence of arterial hypertension in a series of autopsied cases of chronic hepatitis. The frequency of patients with hypertension, examined according to three criteria (cerebral hemorrhage, hypertrophy of the heart, and incidence of hypertension as determined by actual measurements of blood pressure during life), is essentially lower in an autopsy series consisting of women who died of or with subchronic hepatitis than in a control series of autopsied female patients with the same age distribution who died of all other diseases.
- © 1954 American Heart Association, Inc.