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Dr. David Pollock has a simple message for fellow hypertension researchers: think endothelin.
When stressed, about 30 percent of blacks hold onto too much sodium, the equivalent of eating a small order of fast food French fries or a small bag of potato chips, researchers say.
Nearly 40 percent of the small adrenal tumors that cause big problems with high blood pressure share a genetic mutation that causes patients to retain too much sodium, researchers report.
For people who initially survive a heart attack, a significant cause of death in the next few days is cardiac rupture -- literally, bursting of the heart wall.
The Salt Institute asks federal agencies to reverse their anti-salt agenda to protect the American public from the well-documented risk of diabetes, stroke, and heart disease that comes with the
Maintaining fluid balance in the body is essential to survival, from the tiniest protozoa to the mightiest of mammals.
Dietary salt intake and obesity are two important risk factors in the development of high blood pressure.
Yale University researchers have identified two breakthrough genetic mutations that can trigger hypertension in up to a third of patients suffering from a common cause of severe high blood pressure.
High blood pressure may in some cases be caused by benign hormone-producing tumors of the adrenal cortex.
Scientists have identified the first DNA sequence variant common in the population that is not only associated with an increased risk of heart failure, but appears to play a role in causing it.
The adrenal glands are endocrine glands located directly on top of the kidneys. Their main function is to secrete vital hormones and steroids during times of stress, as well as govern many different bodily functions. The hormones that the adrenal glands secrete are primarily derived from amino acids or lipids. The right adrenal gland is pyramid-shaped, while the left adrenal gland is shaped like a crescent moon. They have an irregular surface configuration, are enclosed in a capsule made of...
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