Family history of hypertension and rates of sodium transport:absence of an association in population-based studies

Christopher Sempos*, Richard Cooper, Maurizio Trevisan, David Ostrow, Jeremiah Stamler

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Abstract

In a series of population-based studies, the relationship between a family history of hypertension and sodium transport was examined. In the total sample of 417 individuals, and in each sex-race-specific sub-sample, no significant differences were noted in red cell sodium-lithium countertransport, sodium concentration, or passive leak. A higher proportion of hypertensives was not found in the group with a positive family history, and blood pressures were only slightly higher in those - compared to those without - a positive family history. If family history of hypertension is associated with levels of countertransport, it would appear that- the relationship is weak in the general population

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1379-1393
Number of pages15
JournalClinical and Experimental Hypertension
VolumeA6
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984

Keywords

  • Countertransport
  • Hypertension
  • Sodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physiology

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