Stress-dependent hypertension and the role of T lymphocytes.

  title={Stress-dependent hypertension and the role of T lymphocytes.},
  author={Paul J. Marvar and David G Harrison},
  journal={Experimental physiology},
  volume={97 11},
Hypertension is a significant global health burden that is associated with an increased risk of stroke, atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases. Several risk factors, including high dietary salt, obesity, genetics and race, as well as behavioural and psychological factors, contribute to development of this complex disease. Various hypertensive stimuli enhance sympathetic drive and promote autonomic dysfunction leading to elevated blood pressure. As our understanding of the… CONTINUE READING
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