Angiotensin II stimulates left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertensive patients independently of blood pressure.

Abstract

Angiotensin II (AII) is known to be a growth stimulating factor for myocardial cells. We examined whether an exaggerated responsiveness to AII might aggravate left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy in human essential hypertension. To determine the responsiveness to AII in humans, we examined changes in mean arterial pressure (MAP), renal blood flow (RBF), and… (More)

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