JOHN H. LARAGH, M.D.; PAUL J. CANNON, M.D.; RICHARD P. AMES, M.D.
Two papers in this issue of the ANNALS highlight the growing interest and increasing state of our knowledge about the role of the kidney and of the adrenal cortex in the pathogenesis of certain, possibly common, forms of hypertensive disease. These studies re-emphasize that, at least in patients with hypertension, the kidney may elaborate substance which stimulates secretion of the sodium-retaining hormone, aldosterone.
In the paper by Itskovitz and coworkers, further observations are described on the morphology of the juxtaglomerular apparatus of the kidney in patients with arterial hypertension. The paper by Goldberg and McCurdy presents a detailed metabolic study
LARAGH JH, CANNON PJ, AMES RP. Aldosterone Secretion and Various Forms of Hypertensive Vascular Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;59:117–120. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-1-117
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(1_Part_1):117-120.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Infectious Disease, Nephrology.
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