Hemodynamic and hormonal patterns of untreated essential hypertension in men and women

Conclusion: The impact of sex differences in the hemodynamic factors accounting for the elevation in arterial pressure in subjects with essential hypertension has been poorly characterized or this information is not available. We suggest that this gap in knowledge may adversely influence choices of drug treatment since our study shows for the first time significant differences in the hemodynamic and hormonal mechanisms accounting for the increased blood pressure in women compared to men.
Source: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research