Resistant arterial hypertension is associated with higher blood levels of complement C3 and C-reactive protein

Eli Magen, Joseph Mishal, Jana Paskin, Zahava Glick, Chaim Yosefy, Mona Kidon, Menachem Schlesinger

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Abstract

Arterial hypertension is associated with increased plasma levels of complement C3, C4, and C-reactive protein (CRP). The aim of the study was to compare these laboratory markers in patients with resistant arterial hypertension (RAH) and controlled arterial hypertension (CAH). Patients with RAH (n=34), those with CAH (n=34), and 26 normotensive controls were included. White blood cell count, erythrocyte sedimentation rates, and blood levels of complement components C3, C4, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) were compared among the study groups. In the RAH group, serum C3 (183.9±47.5 mg/dL) and hs-CRP (6.9±5.8 mg/L) were higher than in the CAH group (C3, 123.1±42.3 mg/dL; P<.001, hs-CRP, 4.2±4.8; P=.021, respectively). Significant positive correlations between systolic blood pressure and C3 (r = 0.6481; P<.001) and hs-CRP (r=0.3968; P=.02) were observed in the RAH group. RAH is associated with higher blood levels of C3 and CRP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-683
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Hypertension
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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