Influence of diuretics on brachial artery diameter and distensibility in hypertensive patients.


Blood pressure, brachial artery diameter and pulse wave velocity were determined before and after diuretic treatment in 2 groups of hypertensive patients treated either by indapamide (2.5 mg per d) or by canreonate (50 mg per d). Brachial artery diameter, measured from pulsed Doppler flowmetry, and pulse wave velocity, evaluated from mechanography, did not… (More)