Response of atrial natriuretic peptide to acute saline loading in essential hypertension.


To further investigate the mechanism(s) of the exaggerated natriuretic response of hypertensives to volume expansion (VE; 1,800 ml iv isotonic saline over 3 h), the plasma levels of immunoreactive atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) were measured in 11 normal subjects (NT) and 12 patients with mild essential hypertension (HT). NT and HT groups were similar… (More)


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