[The effect of the level of total sodium deposited in the myocardium on its stiffness].

AIM To determine a relationship between the level of total sodium in the myocardium to its stiffness. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The investigation enrolled 18 hypertensive patients who had suddenly died; their mean age was 40±10 years; mean waist circumference, 102±12.5 cm; height, 170±7.7 cm; myocardial mass, 319±53 g. RESULTS The variation in the myocardial… CONTINUE READING