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February 23, 2006
Researchers at the University of Virginia and Georgetown University Medical Center have discovered and characterized a set of gene polymorphisms that may be used to determine a person’s predisposition to essential hypertension (high blood pressure) and salt sensitivity. Read More

Reserachers at the University of Virginia and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., have discovered three variants in a kidney gene that indicate the most common type of hypertension. This finding is allowing development of the first predictive medical test for high blood pressure, according to an article in the March 19 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read More

Approximatley 16.7 Million Individuals worldwide, including 850 000 in the United States, annually die of cardiovascular diseases. Almost 8 million of these deaths are attributed to hypertension. Read More

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