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Figure 18. Bilateral symmetrical captopril induced changes. Testing was performed in this young woman with uncontrolled hypertension after interruption of ACE inhibitor therapy for 72 hours. The baseline 99mTc-MAG3 study (A) is normal. Following captopril (B), there is marked parenchymal retention symmetrically in the kidneys. This is a non-specific response that is attributed to a modest drop in the patient's blood pressure (from 150/90 to 135/75). (Case provided by Dr. W.D. Leslie.)

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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