Malignant phase hypertension does not vary by season

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6972.129c (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:129
  1. Gregory Y H Lip,
  2. Michele Beevers,
  3. John Zarifis,
  4. Gareth Beevers
  1. Research fellow Research assistant Research fellow Professor of medicine Department of Medicine, University of Birmingham, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH

    EDITOR,—In his editorial on temperature and cardiovascular mortality Peter Wilmshurst comments that the difference in temperature between summer and winter in Britain should result in a difference in blood pressure of 5 mm Hg.1 Malignant phase hypertension represents a syndrome of high blood pressure that is associated with a high mortality if left untreated. We recently reported …

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