Effect of / 3-Adrenergic Receptor Blockade on Atrial Natriuretic Peptide in Essential Hypertension

Plasma levels of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) were measured in 32 untreated subjects with essential hypertension and in 31 patients undergoing long-term treatment with /3blockers. Patients receiving /3-blockers had significantly higher mean plasma ANP levels (72.0 ± 36.0 [SD] pg/ml) than did untreated hypertensive subjects (39.8 ± 15.8 pg/ml; p<0.01… CONTINUE READING