Title: The effect of ageing on the plasma renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in elderly hypertensive patients
Authors: Bielen, E ×
Fagard, Robert
Lijnen, Paul
Amery, A #
Issue Date: Oct-1988
Series Title: Journal of human hypertension vol:2 issue:3 pages:167-70
Abstract: Plasma renin activity, renin concentration and aldosterone concentration were measured in 78 untreated hypertensive patients aged 60-83 years. In a cross-sectional analysis, plasma renin activity, renin concentration and aldosterone concentration showed no relationship with age. Half of these patients were subsequently followed on placebo over a 3-year period during which the plasma constituents of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system remained stable. From these cross-sectional and longitudinal observations we conclude that beyond the age of 60 ageing has no detectable effect on plasma renin and aldosterone levels in these elderly hypertensive patients.
ISSN: 0950-9240
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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