80-year-old men have elevated plasma concentrations of catecholamines but decreased plasma renin activity and aldosterone as compared to young men.

Plasma concentrations of adrenaline, noradrenaline, aldosterone and plasma renin activity were determined in a selected group of 80-year-old men (N = 41) in good health without clinical signs of cardiovascular disease, and were compared to levels in young healthy males (N = 20, 24-28 years). Plasma adrenaline and noradrenaline concentrations were higher (0… CONTINUE READING