Calcium plays an important role in the pathophysiology of essential hypertension. Serum calcium levels were measured in 117 subjects with essential hypertension and 77 first-degree relatives. The results showed that serum calcium levels were significantly (p<0.01) decreased in both males and females with essential hypertension and their first-degree relatives when compared with the normotensive controls. This is the first study in Indian population.
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Sudhakar, K., Sujatha, M., Babu, S.R. et al. Serum calcium levels in patients with essential hypertension and their first degree relatives. Indian J Clin Biochem 19, 21–23 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02872383
- First-degree relatives
- Serum calcium
- vascular tone