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Hypertension in Kidney Disease

  • Jhoong S. Cheigh
  • Kurt H. Stenzel
  • Albert L. Rubin

Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Jhoong Shik Cheigh, Kurt H. Stenzel, Albert L. Rubin
    Pages 1-18
  3. Myron Susin, Janet Mouradian, Barry Wilkes
    Pages 19-45
  4. E. Darracott Vaughan Jr, Thomas G. Pickering, David B. Case, Thomas A. Sos, John H. Laragh
    Pages 77-98
  5. Ernest R. Sosa, E. Darracott Vaughan Jr
    Pages 99-113
  6. Jhoong Shik Cheigh
    Pages 115-146
  7. Phyllis A. Taufield, Franco B. Müller, John H. Laragh
    Pages 147-169
  8. Michael C. Ruddy, Joseph A. Barone
    Pages 171-249
  9. M. Sedwitz, W. T. Stubenbord
    Pages 279-295
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 297-311

About this book

Introduction

Blood pressure control is central to all bodily functions. There are many points in the multifaceted cybernetic system wherein hypertension may be produced. Hypertension is a 'young' disorder whose existence has been known for less than a century. It is not only extremely prevalent among every popula­ tion, but also deleterious to the health of mankind. The more we understand about hypertension's harmful effects, the more urgent is the need for its effective control. The kidney is the central organ that controls vascular tone and body fluid volume; these two factors are dominant in determining arterial blood pres­ sure. Hence, it is not surprising to find in hypertensive disorders that there are abnormalities in the kidneys, functional or anatomical, subtle or overt, that cause or are the consequence of hypertension. The first suggestion that the kidney could cause hypertension was made in 1836, before arterial pressure could even be measured, by Richard Bright. He observed that cardiac hypertrophy was often present in patients who died of renal disease. It was, however, Goldblatt and his colleagues in 1934 who opened the modern era of experimental and clinical research in renal hypertension. Since then, although far from complete, enthusiastic and intensive research efforts have greatly improved our understanding of the nature of renal hypertension.

Keywords

arterial pressure blood pressure hypertension kidney vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Jhoong S. Cheigh
    • 1
  • Kurt H. Stenzel
    • 1
  • Albert L. Rubin
    • 1
  1. 1.Cornell University Medical Center Rogosin Kidney CenterThe New York HospitalNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4271-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8397-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4271-4
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