Evidence for a Prolonged Biological Half-Life of Na22 in Patients with Hypertension
The biological half-life of Na22 was found to be significantly longer (p <0.01) in seven hypertensive adults than in eight normotensive adults on equivalent NaCl intakes. Calculations based on approximations of leanbody mass suggest that the hypertensive subjects may have a larger sodium pool to explain this disparity.
- Received September 11, 1961.
- © 1962 American Heart Association, Inc.