Endothelin and active renin levels in essential hypertension and hypertension with renal artery stenosis before and after percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty

Kim Edwards Teunissen, Cornelis T. Postma, Brigit C. van Jaarsveld, Frans H.M. Derkx, Theo Thien

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To determine whether active renin and endothelin levels in venous plasma differ between patients with renal artery stenosis and patients with primary hypertension. Among the patients with renal artery stenosis we also compared active renin and endothelin levels between subjects who had been cured or whose blood pressure had improved after treatment of the stenosis and those without a beneficial reaction after such treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1791-1796
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Hypertension
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997


  • Active renin
  • Endothelin
  • Human
  • Hypertension
  • Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Renovascular hypertension

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