Published in Cardiovascular Business Week, May 9th, 2006
Study 1: Serum markers of inflammation, especially selectins and chemokines, as well as markers of vascular remodeling and endothelium-dependent vasodilation are altered in salt-sensitive hypertension.
According to investigators publishing in the American Journal of Hypertension, "Salt sensitivity in essential hypertension is associated with both endothelial dysfunction and increased cardiovascular risk. We evaluated several serum markers of atherosclerosis and endothelial function in a group of essential hypertensive patients classified on the basis of their salt...
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