The Concept that Psychological Factors are Important in the Pathogenesis of Arterial Hypertension May Affect Adversely Patient Compliance

  • Theodore D. Mountokalakis
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Psychological factors have long been recognized to be associated with elevations of arterial pressure1,2. Yet, misconception of the psychosomatic aspects of elevated blood pressure may lead to confusion and to depreciation of the significance of arterial hypertension as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.


Arterial Hypertension Essential Hypertension Hypertensive Subject Cardiovascular Reactivity Blood Pressure Rise 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore D. Mountokalakis
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  1. 1.Second Medical DepartmentUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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