Effect of propranolol on total exchangeable body potassium and total exchangeable body sodium in essential hypertension.


Total exchangeable body potassium (KE) was determined in fifteen patients with essential hypertension, and total exchangeable body sodium (NaE) in ten, before and after propranolol administration for 2-3 months. Blood pressure was reduced; serum potassium increased, but KE was unchanged. Serum sodium and NaE were unaffected during therapy. It is concluded… (More)


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