Increased arterial wall stiffness in primary aldosteronism in comparison with essential hypertension.

@article{trauch2006IncreasedAW,
  title={Increased arterial wall stiffness in primary aldosteronism in comparison with essential hypertension.},
  author={Branislav {\vS}trauch and Ondřej Petr{\'a}k and Dan Wichterle and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Zelinka and Robert Holaj and Jiř{\'i} Widimsk{\'y} Jiř{\'i} Widimsk{\'y}},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 9},
  pages={
          909-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND Aldosterone has been shown to substantially contribute to the accumulation of collagen fibers and growth factors in the arterial wall, which can increase wall stiffness. This study aimed at comparing arterial stiffness between patients with primary aldosteronism (PA), essential hypertension (EH), and normotensive controls using carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) and central augmentation index (AI). METHODS Thirty-six patients with confirmed PA, 28 patients with EH, and 20… CONTINUE READING
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