Pathophysiology of experimental renovascular hypertension.


The genesis of renovascular hypertension follows a continuum from an acute to a chronic phase. Reduction in renal perfusion initiates renin release and angiotensin-mediated systemic vasoconstriction. Aldosterone secretion, sodium and water retention, and expansion of the extracellular volume ensue. Sustained hypertension is further maintained by interacting… (More)


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