Elevated endothelin-1 levels and persistent stage IV hypertension in a nonvolume overloaded anephric patient

Zoltan Vajo, Robert A. Moffitt, Shobha Parvathala, Bela Szekacs, William D. Dachman

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Abstract

Persistent hypertension after nephrectomy is in most cases due to increased fluid volume. Endothelin-1 is a potent endogenous vasoconstrictor peptide. Its role in the development and maintenance of hypertension is not completely understood, but it might be significant in some cases. We report a case of stage IV hypertension after nephrectomy with elevated endothelin-1 levels and no volume overload.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)935-937
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Hypertension
Volume9
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1996

Keywords

  • Anephric human
  • Endothelins
  • Erythropoietin
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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