The Effect of Potassium on the Occurrence of Petechial Hemorrhages in Renal Hypertensive Rabbits
Administration of extra potassium to rabbits with renal hypertension reduces the incidence and severity of petechial hemorrhages. It also enables the animals to sustain higher blood pressure levels. Potassium apparently protects the vascular system to some extent against the damage caused by hypertension.
- Received October 24, 1955.
- © 1956 American Heart Association, Inc.