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Salt Sensitivity, Salt Resistance and Mean Arterial Blood Pressure

Purpose:

To determine the impact of a lower sodium intake on a patient's mean arterial blood pressure (MAP).

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, General Practice, Nephrology, Vascular Medicine

Objective:

laboratory tests, other testing

ICD-10:

I10, I11, I12, I13, I15

Description:

Populations with a low salt intake tend to have lower blood pressures than populations with high salt intake. Salt sensitivity or resistance is based on the premise that salt intake can affect an individual patient's blood pressure.

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