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what is the primary cause for the release of angiotensin ii?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Hypertension: Angiorensin ii is a potent vasoconstrictor and proinflammatory chemical that has effects on vascular endothelium that contribute to atherosclerosis and hypertension. In the heart it increases hypertrophy and increases arrhythmic potential. It stimulates aldosterone . It is formed through a chemical conversion of angiotensin i to angiotensin ii mediated by sympathetic activation of ace.

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