Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus and systemic hypertension

Neill R. Graff-Radford, John C. Godersky

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Nineteen patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) were treated with intraventricular shunts. Ten of the 14 who improved and 14 of the total group had systemic hypertension. The prevalence of hypertension in both the improved and whole NPH groups was significantly greater than in a control group with dementia (N = 122) and the published prevalence of hypertension in the US population for this age group. Four possible mechanisms for this association are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)868-871
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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