Effects of diuretics on stroke development in Kyoto-Wistar stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats.

1. Previous studies have indicated that increases in dietary K+ promote diuresis and retard stroke development in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (spSHR) fed a Japanese-style diet containing 4% NaCl. 2. It is possible that elevations in dietary K+ retard stroke development by inducing natriuresis and facilitating the clearance of Na+, and that… CONTINUE READING