Badania nadciśnienia tętniczego w regionie gdańskim
Hypertension research is a new specialty. We were aiming to show how during the life of our University this research were evolving. This development was possible due to technical development in the diagnostic process of individual patients, and during last couple of years by the dint of autoanalyzers, computing, novel farmacotheraphy as well as population studies.
In the 50ties and 60ties thanks to the fruitful cooperation between prof. J. Penson and prof. Z. Kieturakis the surgical treatment of symptomatic hypertension had developed. Since the 70ties their successors started to introduce the diagnostic procedures in primary hypertension and study its relationship with diabetes and kidney disease etc. In the year 1970 the International Society of Hypertension was established followed by, in the year 1987, establishment of Polish Society of Hypertension. For international authorities, as well as Polish ones, it may be interesting how the practitioners and researchers, during political transformation, deal with complicated matters of primary hypertension. We are trying to present it in case of Gdansk’s Medical University and its cooperation with primary general practitioners.