Atrial natriuretic peptide and the renin angiotensin aldosterone system in normontensive and hypertensive pregnancy

A. Di Lieto, M. Campanile, D. Paladini, G. Albano, A. Paladini

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Abstract

Sixty four patients (51 pregnant and 13 non-pregnant women), were investigated for atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) levels, plasma volume, plasma renin activity and aldosterone. Twenty three women had a normal pregnancy, eighteen experienced a hypertensive one, while ten women were in pre-eclamptic conditions. ANP levels were significantly increased, whether in normotensive or in hypertensive pregnancies, probably because of a counterbalancing effect of this peptide on sodium and water deposits. Plasma volume, plasma renin activity and aldosterone showed different courses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-97
Number of pages9
JournalHypertension in Pregnancy
VolumeB7
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Internal Medicine

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