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Plasma human atrial natriuretic peptide, endothelin-1, aldosterone and plasma-renin activity in pregnancy-induced hypertension.
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PMID:  10489110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between endothelin-1 (ET-1), human atrial natriuretic peptide (hANP), plasma-renin activity (PRA) and 24-h urinary excretion of aldosterone (U-Ald) in pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH). DESIGN AND METHODS: Plasma hANP (pg/ml), ET-1 (pg/ml), PRA (ng/ml per h) and U-Ald (microg/24 h) were measured and 24 h ambulatory mean arterial pressure (MAP) was monitored in 178 normotensive subjects (NT) and 79 gravidas with PIH at the 8th, 18th, 23rd, 28th, 32nd and 36th weeks. RESULTS: The PIH group had higher MAP than the NT group from the 23rd week (91.64 +/- 8.76 versus 83.48 +/- 4.36 mmHg, P< 0.01) until the end of the pregnancy. ET-1 levels (pg/ml) in both groups were identical at the beginning of pregnancy and different in the 23rd week [(NT versus PIH) (35.11 +/- 17.42 and 40.2 +/- 19.51, respectively, P < 0.05)] and the 36th week (37.36 +/- 18.07 and 42.7 +/- 16.43, P< 0.05). hANP levels (pg/ml) in the NT group decreased insignificantly from the 8th till the 32nd week, then increased to 101.94 +/- 17.4 in the 36th (P< 0.001 versus any other week). In the PIH group, hANP increased from 104.8 +/- 26.8 pg/ml at the 8th week to 161.3 +/- 28.6 pg/ml at the 36th week (P< 0.0001). hANP correlated with MAP in the NT group (r = 0.252, P< 0.0005) but not the PIH group. U-Ald in the NT group increased from 23.52 +/- 6.83 microg/24 h at the 8th week to 54.07 +/- 19.62 microg/24 h at the 36th week (P < 0.0001) and in the PIH group it increased from 27.90 +/- 11.6 to 53.66 +/- 20.4 microg/24 h (P< 0.0001). In the PIH group, PRA was lower compared with the NT group from the 8th (2.99 +/- 1.26 versus 4.10 +/- 1.82 ng/ml per h, P< 0.05) until the 36th week (3.34 +/- 2.16 versus 4.46 +/- 2.13 ng/ml per h). In the forced multiple regression analysis model with hANP as a dependent variable, a value of P< 0.003 was found with PRA, U-Ald and MAP, which indicates an interaction between the two vasoactive and homeostatic systems: the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and hANP. CONCLUSIONS: In PIH, elevated hANP might be important as a counterbalance to the presence of the active vasopressors and sodium retention. By inhibiting renin release, enhancing the transcapillary fluid migration and with its action as vasodilator, it acts as a corrective factor of the imbalance between the contracted circulating fluid volume and the vasoconstricted vascular bed.
K G Zafirovska; V T Maleska; S V Bogdanovska; L A Lozance; J Masin-Paneva; B D Gerasimovska
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hypertension     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0263-6352     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-09     Completed Date:  1999-12-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8306882     Medline TA:  J Hypertens     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1317-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
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MeSH Terms
Aldosterone / urine*
Atrial Natriuretic Factor / blood*
Endothelin-1 / blood*
Hypertension / blood*
Longitudinal Studies
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / blood,  metabolism*,  urine
Prospective Studies
Regression Analysis
Renin / blood*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Endothelin-1; 52-39-1/Aldosterone; 85637-73-6/Atrial Natriuretic Factor; EC

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