Vascular Muscle Membrane Properties in Hypertension

  • Kent Hermsmeyer
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 90)


Although it would be ideal to present a discussion of how the coronary circulation is altered at the cell level in hypertension, there exist virtually no data comparing membrane properties of coronary vascular muscle cells from hypertensive and normotensive animals. However, the elevated peripheral resistance in hypertension is believed to be a predisposing influence to cardiac pathology. In this light, the present chapter is included to identify the changes in vascular muscle that result in increased peripheral resistance and so increase the workload of the heart.


Total Peripheral Resistance Arterial Muscle Caudal Artery Vascular Muscle Trophic Influence 
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