The Role of Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System (Raas) in the Development of Systemic Hypertension in Cats Treated for Hyperthyroidism

Jepson R.E., Elliott J. and Syme H.M.

Conference Proceedings, (2005). American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Baltimore:


A proportion of hyperthyroid cats that have normal blood pressure at diagnosis become hypertensive following treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of RAAS in the pathogenesis of systemic hypertension following treatment for hyperthyroidism by measurement of plasma renin activity (PRA) and aldosterone (ALDO) concentration.