Plasma renin activity in patients with renovascular hypertension.

Abstract

Plasma renin activity (PRA) in peripheral and renal vein blood was determined in 25 patients with renovascular hypertension. Significant elevation of resting peripheral vein PRA was observed in only 9 (36%) of them. 11 (61%) out of 18 patients whose conditions were improved by surgery had shown normal levels of resting peripheral vein PRA preoperatively… (More)

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