Under pressure: the search for the essential mechanisms of hypertension.

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Journal Article (Review)

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a very common disorder with a substantial impact on public health because of its associated complications. Despite the high prevalence of essential hypertension and years of research, the basic causes remain obscure. Here I review recent advances in understanding the pathophysiology of hypertension. I present a general overview of the field and, by necessity, use broad strokes to portray recent progress and place it in context. For this purpose, I use illustrative examples from the large number of important developments in hypertension research over the last five years. The intent of this review is to provide a sense of where the field is progressing, with an emphasis on work that sheds light on pathogenic mechanisms and that is therefore likely to inform new translational advances.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coffman, TM

Published Date

  • November 7, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1402 - 1409

PubMed ID

  • 22064430

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22064430

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-170X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/nm.2541

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States