Hypothesis: low dietary K may lead to renal failure in blacks with hypertension and severe intimal thickening.

  • Louis Tobian
  • Published 1988 in The American journal of the medical sciences

Abstract

Hypertension can precipitate renal failure in blacks. The key hypertensive lesion in the renal vasculature is severe intimal thickening in interlobular arteries without fibrinoid necrosis. Hypertensive endothelial injury is the likely cause of the intimal thickening. High K diets prevent wall thickening of small renal arteries and arterioles in hypertensive… (More)

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@article{Tobian1988HypothesisLD, title={Hypothesis: low dietary K may lead to renal failure in blacks with hypertension and severe intimal thickening.}, author={Louis Tobian}, journal={The American journal of the medical sciences}, year={1988}, volume={295 4}, pages={384-8} }