Overview: mechanisms of hypertension: cells, hormones, and the kidney.

@article{August2004OverviewMO,
  title={Overview: mechanisms of hypertension: cells, hormones, and the kidney.},
  author={P. McCullough August},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={2004},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={1971-3}
}
Hypertension is the most prevalent treatable risk factor for stroke, coronary artery disease, and renal disease. Inadequately treated hypertension is also a significant risk factor for dementia. Despite the overwhelming evidence for the adverse effects of hypertension on health and the availability of effective therapy to treat hypertension, large population surveys demonstrate that BP is adequately controlled in only 34% of hypertensives (1). There are many reasons for our failure to… CONTINUE READING