oa South African Family Practice - Hypertension and the kidney : review article



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2004;46(10) 45 CPD Hypertension and the kidney Ker JA, MBChB, MMed (Int), MD School of Medicine, University of Pretoria, Department of Internal Medicine. Correspondence to: Prof JA Ker, Professor of Medicine, University of Pretoria, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, P O Box 667, Pretoria, South Africa, 0001 Tel: 27 012 354-1277, Fax: 27 012 329-1327, e-mail: james.ker@up.ac.za (SA Fam Pract 2004;46(10): 45-46) INTRODUCTION The reduction in myocardial infarctions and strokes seen with antihypertensive therapy is not matched by a decline in renal failure. In fact, there seems to be a steady ..


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