Endothelial function during stimulation of renin-angiotensin system by low-sodium diet in humans.


We examined whether physiological stimulation of the endogenous renin-angiotensin system results in impaired endothelium-dependent vasodilatation in forearm resistance vessels of healthy subjects and whether this impairment can be prevented by angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockade. A low-sodium diet was administered to 27 volunteers who were randomized to… (More)


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