1. The treatment of high blood pressure with modern drugs seems to improve the prospect of life for all grades of essential hypertension.

2. The fatal complications are more seldom cerebral and more often cardiovascular. Especially in men coronary artery disease seems difficult to prevent.

3. Most remarkable is the great percentage of surviving and symptom-free men and women, especially patients belonging to stage 2 and 3 at registration.

4. Blood pressure reduction therapy seems to reduce the frequency of death directly related to hypertension. The grade of arteriosclerosis does not seem to be influenced to the same degree.

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