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Complications of hypertension in view of organ involvement

A complication of hypertension is a medical consequence of high blood pressure.  It can be a condition that develops or an event that occurs.  Complications of hypertension can result from either chronic or acute sustained elevations of blood pressure.  They consist of initial and secondary manifestations.  The initial ones are changes in blood vessels and/or […]

Atherosclerosis vs. arteriosclerosis: Dispelling the confusion

It is worthwhile to reflect on atherosclerosis vs. arteriosclerosis because of some confusion in the meaning and use of the two terms.  Arteriosclerosis is a general term.  Atherosclerosis is a more specific one. Etymology and similarities Arteriosclerosis derives its name from the combining of the word elements ‘sclerosis’ and ‘arterio.’  Sclerosis is a Greek word […]

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