Oral Contraceptives and High Blood Pressure: Changes in Plasma Renin, Renin Substrate and Aldosterone Excretion

  • J. H. Laragh
  • M. A. Newton
  • J. E. Sealey
  • J. G. G. Ledingham


In this communication I will review for you studies, stimulated by clinical observations in certain of our hypertensive patients, which first suggested the possibility of a cause and effect relationship between the use of oral contraceptives and either the development or enhancement of high blood pressure.


Oral Contraceptive High Blood Pressure Plasma Renin Activity Plasma Renin Renin Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Laragh
    • 1
  • M. A. Newton
    • 1
  • J. E. Sealey
    • 1
  • J. G. G. Ledingham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New YorkColumbia UniversityUSA

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