The Relationship between Body Phosphate and Blood Pressure

  • Vito M. Campese
  • Yahya Saglikes
  • Kunitoshi Iseki
  • Shaul G. Massry
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 178)


Phosphate depletion alters the function of the cardiovascular system. Decreased myocardial performance has been described in phosphate depleted dogs (1) and humans (2). In the most severe cases of hypophosphatemia, congestive cardiomyopathy can occur (3). Phosphate supplementation reverse these abnormalities.


Mean Arterial Pressure Cardiac Index Systemic Vascular Resistance Myocardial Performance Phosphate Supplementation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vito M. Campese
    • 1
  • Yahya Saglikes
    • 1
  • Kunitoshi Iseki
    • 1
  • Shaul G. Massry
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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