Arterial Hypertension in Dogs
Various methods were devised in attempts to produce chronic hypertension in dogs. The induction of anxiety was unsuccessful. Bilateral renal denervation combined with injections of epinephrine appeared to produce temporary hypertension. Permanent hypertension was induced by unilateral renal ischemia with the other kidney left intact only in dogs of nervous temperament. Certain dogs were extremely resistant to the development of hypertension even when several methods were combined. Neurogenic hypertension induced by section of the moderator nerves is probably a true hypertension. It is obvious that the host factor may be as important as the method employed.
- © 1952 American Heart Association, Inc.