Autonomic Regulation of Heart in Spontaneous Hydronephrosis

A cautionary tale for cardiovascular researchers unfolds as Associate Editor Nancy Kanagy talks with authors Debra Diz (Wake Forest University) and Amy Arnold (Vanderbilt University), as well as leading expert Karie Scrogin (Loyola University Chicago), about spontaneous hydronephrosis which this study reveals is associated with decreased baroreflex sensitivity. What presents as a very common, and apparently benign, renal abnormality appears to cause a potential complication in central regulation of blood pressure.

Amy C. Arnold, Hossam A. Shaltout, Shea Gilliam-Davis, Nancy D. Kock, and Debra I. Diz. Autonomic Regulation of Heart in Spontaneous Hydronephrosis Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, published ahead of print April 1, 2011; doi:10.1152/ajpheart.01263.2010.

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