Source: British Heart Foundation
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Date of publication: March 2017
Publication type: Research
In a nutshell: New more effective treatments for high blood pressure could be possible thanks to the discovery that the nitric oxide that regulates blood pressure is formed in nerves rather than in the walls of blood vessels.
The surprising findings, published in the journal Hypertension, from BHF-funded researchers at King’s College London, follows a world-first study in healthy humans, and builds on previous work that established the fundamental role that the gas nitric oxide plays in regulating blood pressure.
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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation