Family history studies in hypertension research. Review of the literature.

  title={Family history studies in hypertension research. Review of the literature.},
  author={Matthew F. Muldoon and Debra F Terrell and Clareann H. Bunker and Stephen B. Manuck},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  volume={6 1},
Reviewed in the present article are over 150 family history studies of essential hypertension. By comparing normotensive individuals with and without a family history of hypertension, these investigations seek to identify potential pathophysiologic factors that predate the development of high blood pressure. The research literatures summarized here represent four general areas: 1) cellular salt transport mechanisms, 2) dietary sodium, intravascular volume, and renal function, 3) cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING


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