Plasma aldosterone and its relationships with left ventricular mass in essential hypertensive patients with the metabolic syndrome.

@article{Mul2008PlasmaAA,
  title={Plasma aldosterone and its relationships with left ventricular mass in essential hypertensive patients with the metabolic syndrome.},
  author={Giuseppe Mul{\`e} and Emilio Nardi and Paola Cusimano and Santina Cottone and Giovanna Seddio and Calogero Geraci and Alessandro Palermo and Giuseppe Andronico and Giovanni A. Cerasola},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 9},
  pages={1055-61}
}
BACKGROUND The association of aldosterone with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) has not been fully elucidated. The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationships of plasma aldosterone concentration (PAC) with MetS and left ventricular mass (LVM) in nondiabetic Caucasian patients with essential hypertension. METHODS Measurements were taken with the patients off antihypertensive medications. The measurements included 24-h blood pressure (BP) readings, plasma renin activity (PRA) and… CONTINUE READING

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