Family history of hypertension and rates of sodium transport: absence of an association in population-based studies.

Abstract

In a series of population-based studies, the relationship between a family history of hypertension and sodium transport was examined. In the total sample of 417 individuals, and in each sex-race-specific sub-sample, no significant differences were noted in red cell sodium-lithium countertransport, sodium concentration, or passive leak. A higher proportion of hypertensives was not found in the group with a positive family history, and blood pressures were only slightly higher in those--compared to those without--a positive family history. If family history of hypertension is associated with levels of countertransport, it would appear that the relationship is weak in the general population.

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@article{Sempos1984FamilyHO, title={Family history of hypertension and rates of sodium transport: absence of an association in population-based studies.}, author={Christopher T. Sempos and R Scott Cooper and Maurizio Trevisan and David G . Ostrow and Jeremiah Stamler}, journal={Clinical and experimental hypertension. Part A, Theory and practice}, year={1984}, volume={6 7}, pages={1379-93} }