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Prof. Kazuomi Kario
Jichi Medical University
School of Medicine
Tochigi
Japan

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Cardiac Complications in Hypertension and Diabetes: Role of Sympathetic Nervous Activity

Author(s): Takuya Kishi, Yoshitaka Hirooka.

Abstract:

Hypertension and diabetes mellitus are closely associated, Cardiovascular complications and organ damages are augmented in hypertensive patients with diabetes mellitus compared to those without diabetes mellitus. The important common worsening factors in diabetes mellitus and essential hypertension are insulin resistance associated with sympathoexcitation. We should consider that sympathoinhibition is a reasonable therapy for the hypertensive patients with diabetes mellitus to prevent cardiovascular complications and organ damages, and that sympathoinhibition could be contributes to improve the survival of the hypertensive patients with diabetes mellitus.

Keywords: Brain, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, sympathetic nerve activity.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 9
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2013
Page: [274 - 277]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/157340210904140815122944
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