The Role of Blood Pressure Regulation in Uremia
The risks of high blood pressure and the benefits of its control are well established in the nonuremic population.(1,2) Less well-controlled, older studies strongly support the benefits of blood pressure reduction in patients with moderate renal insufficiency.(3) There is little reason to doubt that treatment of hypertension is an important facet of the care of patients with end-stage renal disease. Indeed, attempts to prove this contention with studies that included a control group of untreated hypertensives would not be ethically defensible.
KeywordsMaintenance Hemodialysis Dialysis Population Blood Pressure Center Untreated Hypertensive Veteran Administration Cooperative Study
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