Lack of rapid aldosterone effects on forearm resistance vasculature in health

Prasad Gunaruwan, Matthias Schmitt, Justin Taylor, Leong Lee, Allan Struthers, Michael Frenneaux

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Systemic infusions of aldosterone cause an acute increase in systemic vascular resistance (SVR) in healthy subjects. It is not clear whether this is due to a direct effect on the vasculature or the result of increased sympathetic tone. We investigated the short-term effects of locally infused aldosterone on the forearm resistance bed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-5
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2002


  • Adult
  • Aldosterone
  • Forearm
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Regional Blood Flow
  • Vascular Resistance

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