Introductory Remarks Concerning Neural Factors in Essential Hypertension
The vasoconstrictor effect of neural stimuli from frontal and hypothalamic centers to the blood vessels, including the renal arterioles, is reviewed. Such a theory of the pathogenesis of hypertension is probably deficient, since humoral or atherogenic factors also play a part. Nevertheless, splanchnicectomy may sometimes alleviate superimposed vasoconstriction and help in treatment of the patient.
- © 1958 American Heart Association, Inc.