Gurdarshan S. Thind

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Coarctation of the aorta secondary to a cervicomediastinal thorotrastoma developed in a 30-year-old man 25 years after carotid arteriography. Other local manifestations of the thorotrastoma included occlusion of the left common carotid artery and partial occlusion of the left vertebral and left subelavian arteries, bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve(More)
Cadmium, an environmental pollutant, is known to induce hypertension in animal models, in part via an increase in peripheral vascular resistance. Since prior studies have investigated the vascular effects of cadmium using large, nonresistance arteries, we directly assessed cadmium's action on resistance size arterioles in skeletal muscle using the intact(More)
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are a novel class of antihypertensive and anticongestive heart failure agents with wide patient and physician acceptability. By blocking the formation of angiotensin II in blood and tissues, all ACE inhibitors significantly lower systemic vascular resistance, lower blood pressure, and improve cardiac function,(More)
Worldwide experience with captopril and enalapril showed that angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor monotherapy in hypertensive patients rarely caused renal dysfunction. The ACE inhibitors in combination with potent vasodilating drugs and diuretics may produce sudden systemic normotension or hypotension that may impair glomerular filtration at(More)