Journal article

Evidence for renal vascular remodeling in angiotensin II-induced hypertension

AJ Edgley, MM Kett, WP Anderson

JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2003

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To determine whether 'slow pressor' hypertension from systemic angiotensin (Ang II) infusion was associated with renal vascular structural remodeling of the renal resistance vessels and glomerulus. METHODS: Ang II (4.5-10 ng/kg per min) or vehicle was infused for 10 days. Renal resistance vascular lumen changes were assessed at 10 days as changes in renal pressure flow and pressure-glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and pressure-Na+ excretion in maximally dilated, isotonically perfused kidneys. RESULTS: Low-dose, initially subpressor Ang II infusion for 10 days increased conscious arterial pressure by 27 mmHg compared to vehicle-infused rats (140 +/- 7 and 113 +/- 2 mmHg, respectiv..

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