Microalbuminuria in essential hypertension.

  title={Microalbuminuria in essential hypertension.},
  author={Susanne Ljungman},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  volume={3 12 Pt 1},
Clinically apparent proteinuria in essential hypertension is associated with increased cardiovascular and total mortality and is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. Subclinical elevation of urinary albumin excretion is seen more frequently than clinical proteinuria in essential hypertension and the levels of microalbuminuria (excretions of 30 to 300 mg/24 h) correlate with blood pressure. The increased urinary albumin excretion in hypertension may be… CONTINUE READING