The renin-angiotensin system and hypertensive left ventricular hypertrophy in the rat.


The relationship between left ventricle-to-body weight ratio (LV/BW), mean arterial pressure (MAP, the average of 12 h of intra-arterial monitoring in conscious animals) and plasma renin activity (PRA) was assessed at 12 weeks after unilateral clipping or sham operation in twenty-four one-kidney rats and twenty-six two-kidney rats. The degree of… (More)


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