Arterial stiffness and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system.

  title={Arterial stiffness and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system.},
  author={Azra Mahmud and John Feely},
  journal={Journal of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system : JRAAS},
  volume={5 3},
Arterial stiffness has recently been recognised as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in hypertension. Many of the complications seen with angiotensin II (Ang II) excess or hyperaldosteronism--an increased event rate, left ventricular hypertrophy, endothelial dysfunction and target organ damage--are also associated with arterial stiffness. It is possible that reduced arterial compliance may be one mechanism whereby increased activity of the renin-angiotensin… CONTINUE READING
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