Vascular abnormalities in hypertension: cause, effect, or therapeutic target?

@article{McVeigh2004VascularAI,
  title={Vascular abnormalities in hypertension: cause, effect, or therapeutic target?},
  author={Gary E. McVeigh and R. T. Plumb and Sinead M T Hughes},
  journal={Current hypertension reports},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={171-6}
}
Alteration in the physical properties of arterial blood vessels act as the substrate for end-organ damage and the occurrence of vascular events in hypertension. Structural and functional alteration in the microcirculation represents a prevalent and characteristic abnormality described in the earliest stages of hypertension. In addition to lowering arterial pressure, the importance of reversing structural abnormalities and restoring endothelial function has recently been emphasized. The… CONTINUE READING