Sympathetic overactivity as a cause of hypertension in chronic renal failure.

@article{Augustyniak2002SympatheticOA,
  title={Sympathetic overactivity as a cause of hypertension in chronic renal failure.},
  author={Robert A. Augustyniak and Meryem Tuncel and Weiguo Zhang and Robert Daniel Toto and Ronald G. Victor},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2002},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={3-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To review the current literature on sympathetic mediation of hypertension in chronic renal failure. BACKGROUND Hypertension is present in the vast majority of patients with chronic renal failure and constitutes a major risk factor for the excessive cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in this patient population. Although, traditionally, this hypertension is thought to be largely volume-dependent, an increasing body of literature suggests that there is an important sympathetic… CONTINUE READING
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