Plasma concentration of urotensin II is raised in hypertension.


OBJECTIVES Urotensin II is the most potent vasoconstrictor known. Its role in hypertension has not been investigated. Here, we studied the plasma levels in hypertensive and normotensive human subjects. DESIGN A cross-sectional case-control study. SETTING Hypertension clinic and research clinic of a university teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS Sixty-two… (More)