Arterial and venous compliance in sustained essential hypertension.

  title={Arterial and venous compliance in sustained essential hypertension.},
  author={Michel E. Safar and G{\'e}rard Michel London},
  volume={10 2},
Arterial and venous compliances are decreased in men with sustained essential hypertension. The reduced arterial compliance acts to maintain systolic pressure and end-systolic stress, thus contributing to the development of cardiac hypertrophy. Since cardiac output remains within the normal range in the hypertrophied hypertensive heart, elevated left… CONTINUE READING