n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Endocrine hypertension - is it important? : editorial




Extracted from text ... Our knowledge of the importance of endocrine hypertension was recognised by a landmark study in the U.S. This was the Framingham study. 1 Today there is irrefutable evidence of the importance of metabolic diseases as risk factors in coronary heart disease and strokes. In 1949, cardiovascular disease accounted for half of the deaths recorded in the U.S. The observed decline in infant mortality was having little effect on the life expectancy over the age of 45, in whom degenerative diseases were taking a heavy toll. In order to clarify the situation where some doubted that half of all mortality could ..


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