A Pilot Study in the Evaluation of B-Blockers in Hypertensive Patients with Thermography
The present day treatment of choice in hypertension is betaadrenoceptor blockade. This therapy is based on Ahlquist’s concept of neurotransmission at alpha and beta-adrenoceptors.l However, the mechanism by which beta-blockade reduces blood pressure is not fully understood and may be through a variety of mechanisms which include reduction in the rate and force of the heart, direct and indirect inhibition of the effect of noradrenaline on peripheral vessels, and on the reninangiotensin mechanism.
KeywordsHypertensive Patient Cold Stress Peripheral Vessel Dorsal Hand Intrinsic Sympathomimetic Activity
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