Salt-sensitivity testing in patients with borderline hypertension: reproducibility and potential mechanisms.

@article{Draaijer1995SaltsensitivityTI,
  title={Salt-sensitivity testing in patients with borderline hypertension: reproducibility and potential mechanisms.},
  author={P Draaijer and Peter W de Leeuw and J M Maessen and Johannes P. van Hooff and Karel M. L. Leunissen},
  journal={Journal of human hypertension},
  year={1995},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={263-9}
}
We examined the reproducibility of dietary salt-sensitivity testing by studying the effects on blood pressure (BP) of low sodium intake (20 mmol/day) and high sodium intake (220 mmol/day) in 10 men with borderline hypertension on two separate occasions. A difference in mean arterial pressure of 8 mm Hg between the high salt and the low salt regimen was arbitrarily chosen to define salt sensitivity. In addition, the reproducibility of changes in renal haemodynamics and in humoral factors, such… CONTINUE READING