Pathogenesis and prevention of stroke in spontaneously hypertensive rats.


1. A colony of stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats has been developed by selective breeding. 2. These animals developed severe hypertension early in life, the magnitude of the hypertension being closely related to the incidence of stroke. 3. No evidence was obtained of any humoral factor responsible for strokes. 4. Local factors predisposing to… (More)


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