Parathyroid hormone and calcium. A relationship in hypertension.

  title={Parathyroid hormone and calcium. A relationship in hypertension.},
  author={Prince K. Zachariah and Gary L. Schwartz and Cynthia Strong and S P Ritter},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  volume={1 3 Pt 3},
Total and ionized calcium, parathyroid hormone, calcitonin, and renin activity were measured in 27 untreated patients with essential hypertension. There was no relationship between any of these parameters and diastolic blood pressure. However, a significant inverse relationship was found between diastolic blood pressure and the ratio of either total or ionized calcium to parathyroid hormone (r = -0.40, P less than 0.05; and r = -0.38, P less than 0.05, respectively). The ratios did not… CONTINUE READING