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Circulatory and renin responses in man to unilateral reduction of the renal perfusion pressure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7034938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study is concerned with the mechanisms of human renovascular hypertension. Unilateral partial occlusion of a renal artery was accomplished using a balloon-tipped catheter for occlusive angiography in seven normotensive and 17 primary hypertensive subjects. The renin and circulatory responses were studied during a 60 min reduction of the renal perfusion pressure (RPP) by 50% of control. This stimulus was considered to be safe and strong enough to produce a three to four-fold rise in plasma renin activity. It was observed that: a) systemic (arterial) renin was significantly raised at 5 min, reached a peak at 15 min and continued to be significantly higher than the baseline until the occlusion was removed; b) venous renin and venous arterial difference on the occluded side became elevated after the stimulus and remained so for the duration of the occlusion; c) renin release from the contralateral kidney became partially inhibited; d) in no case did systemic arterial pressure, heart rate or cardiac output change during the studies; e) renin and circulatory patterns were similar in normotensive and hypertensive subjects. It is concluded that in humans unilateral RPP reduction duplicates the renin pattern of the Goldblatt kidney, but does not duplicate the circulatory response. This evidence applies to a 1 h renal artery occlusion and does not exclude the possibility that renin may have a role in a rise in blood pressure following renal artery stenosis of longer duration.
M D Guazzi; C Fiorentini; M T Olivari; A Bartorelli; F Magrini; C Biancardi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular research     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0008-6363     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc. Res.     Publication Date:  1981 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-04-20     Completed Date:  1982-04-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0077427     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  637-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Hypertension, Renal / physiopathology*
Hypertension, Renovascular / physiopathology*
Renal Circulation*
Renin / blood*
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