Plasma levels of natriuretic peptides and adrenomedullin in elderly hypertensive patients: relationships to 24 h blood pressure.

@article{Kario1998PlasmaLO,
  title={Plasma levels of natriuretic peptides and adrenomedullin in elderly hypertensive patients: relationships to 24 h blood pressure.},
  author={Kazuomi Kario and Toshio Nishikimi and Fumiki Yoshihara and Shuichi Takishita and Ryozo Yamaoka and Takefumi Matsuo and H Matuso and Takeshi Mitsuhashi and Kazuyuki Shimada and Kenji Kangawa},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={1998},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={1253-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between levels of natriuretic peptides and adrenomedullin and 24 h blood pressure levels in elderly hypertensives. DESIGN AND METHODS We performed both 24 h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and measurement of plasma levels of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and adrenomedullin in 118 asymptomatic hypertensive elderly (> 60 years old) patients. We classified the subjects into groups with… CONTINUE READING