Figure 619

Hypertension prevalence corresponds with decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Hypertension is common in glomerular, tubular, vascular, and interstitial renal disease and becomes increasingly prevalent as renal function declines. In almost 200 patients screened for the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease study, the prevalence of hypertension increased as the GFR decreased and hypertension was almost universal as the GFR approached 10 mL/min [29].

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Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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