[Atrial natriuretic peptide, left ventricular mass and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in essential arterial hypertension of a mild or moderate degree].


OBJECTIVE The relationship between plasma atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and left ventricular mass in essential hypertension was assessed. PATIENTS AND METHODS Immunoreactive ANP in 10 normal subjects and 20 untreated patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension was compared with echocardiographic… (More)


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