Obesity and essential hypertension. Hemodynamics, intravascular volume, sodium excretion, and plasma renin activity.


Systemic hemodynamics, intravascular volume, and plasma renin activity were determined in 135 lean, midly obese, or distinctly overweight subjects who were normotensive or had borderline or established essential hypertension. Cardiac output (but not index) was higher and peripheral resistance lower in obese than in lean subjects, except in borderline… (More)


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