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Target organ damage in hypertension

Sunil Nadar

in Hypertension

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199547579
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607266 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199547579.003.0008

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Target organ damage in hypertension

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Hypertension is associated with a prothrombotic state. Platelet activation, endothelial dysfunction and altered angiogenesis play an important part in the pathophysiology of target organ damage in hypertension. Target organ damage includes microvascular (retinopathy nephropathy, vascular dementia) and macrovascular injuries (stroke and myocardial infarctions). Good blood pressure control can help to delay the onset of this target organ damage.

Chapter.  2834 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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