Figure 625

Hypertension and impact on progression of renal disease caused by hypertension. In a study of 94 patients with essential hypertension and an initially normal serum creatinine concentration, Rostand and coworkers [35] showed that hypertension control apparently had little impact on progression of renal disease. When patients were divided into those with diastolic blood pressures higher and lower than 90 mm Hg, the percentage whose renal function deteriorated was equivalent in both groups. Blacks were at especially high risk; 23% of black patients with diastolic blood pressures below 90 mm Hg had worsened renal function over time, compared with 11% of white patients with diastolic blood pressures lower than 90 mm Hg.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

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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