Dr. Tobian commented on the possibility of increased fluid content of arterioles as a cause of the altered vascular reactivity described by Dr. Conway. Dr. Lewis described the arterial vasodilation in the digit following ganglion blockade. Dr. Stamler reviewed the conference proceedings and attempted to interrelate the many reports presented. He concluded with a restatement of the central role of the kidney in the pathogenesis of human hypertension and emphasized the importance of determining whether neurogenic, inflammatory, or arteriosclerotic influences were the factors which initiated the renal lesion.
- © 1958 American Heart Association, Inc.