Controlled trial of long term oral potassium supplements in patients with mild hypertension.

@article{Siani1987ControlledTO,
  title={Controlled trial of long term oral potassium supplements in patients with mild hypertension.},
  author={Alfonso Siani and Pasquale Strazzullo and Louis P. Russo and Spaceby Alessandra Guglielmi and Licia Iacoviello and Liberato Aldo Ferrara and Marcello Mancini},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1987},
  volume={294 6585},
  pages={1453-6}
}
A 15 week randomised double blind placebo controlled trial of oral potassium supplements (48 mmol daily) was conducted in 37 patients who had mildly increased blood pressure and a normal dietary intake of sodium. After a two month run in and a one week baseline period the patients were randomly assigned to receive either potassium supplements (n = 18) or placebo (n = 19). By the third week of treatment blood pressure in the actively treated group had decreased significantly compared with that… CONTINUE READING

5 Figures & Tables

Connections & Topics

Mentioned Connections BETA
Urinary potassium excretion increased significantly in the group who received potassium supplements , but no significant changes were found in plasma sodium and potassium concentrations or in urinary sodium excretion .
Urinary potassium excretion increased significantly in the group who received potassium supplements , but no significant changes were found in plasma sodium and potassium concentrations or in urinary sodium excretion .
Urinary potassium excretion increased significantly in the group who received potassium supplements , but no significant changes were found in plasma sodium and potassium concentrations or in urinary sodium excretion .
Urinary potassium excretion increased significantly in the group who received potassium supplements , but no significant changes were found in plasma sodium and potassium concentrations or in urinary sodium excretion .
All Topics