Matrix Metalloproteinases in Hypertensive Heart Disease: New Mechanistic Insights

@article{Ito2008MatrixMI,
  title={Matrix Metalloproteinases in Hypertensive Heart Disease: New Mechanistic Insights},
  author={Takayuki Ito},
  journal={Hypertension Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={31},
  pages={1061-1062}
}
Hypertensive heart disease (HHD) will soon become the most common cause of heart failure, as the prevalence of hypertension is increasing globally (1). Chronic arterial hypertension causes left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), decreased relaxation rate, and increased stiffness of the myocardium. One of the important pathologic features of hearts from HHD… CONTINUE READING