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BACKGROUND This study was designed to investigate the effect of nesiritide, a recombinant B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), on plasma aldosterone and vascular remodelling following balloon-induced endothelial injuries to the iliac arteries. METHODS Twenty-four male New Zealand rabbits were divided into nesiritide (0.1mg/kg/day, sc, for 4 weeks, n=12) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between anxiety disorders and left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with essential hypertension. METHODS Left ventricular structure and function were assessed with echocardiography in 56 patients with essential hypertension and anxiety disorder (study group) and in 56 patients with hypertension only (control(More)
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