Ascending aorta distensibility abnormalities in hypertensive patients and response to nifedipine administration.

@article{Stratos1992AscendingAD,
  title={Ascending aorta distensibility abnormalities in hypertensive patients and response to nifedipine administration.},
  author={C G Stratos and Christodoulos Stefanadis and Ioannis E. Kallikazaros and Harisios Boudoulas and Pavlos K. Toutouzas},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={93 5},
  pages={505-12}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of the present investigation was to study the distensibility of the ascending aorta in patients with arterial hypertension and normal subjects before and after administration of a calcium antagonist, nifedipine. PATIENTS AND METHODS The distensibility of the ascending aorta was measured before and after nifedipine administration in 22 male hypertensive patients and 12 age-matched male normotensive subjects. Aortic distensibility was calculated as a function of changes in… CONTINUE READING

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