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Hypertension Provokes Cardiac Insufficiency

Hypertension Provokes Cardiac Insufficiency
The Journal of the American College of Cardiology has just published, in its electronic edition, an article by scientists from the CIMA of the University of Navarra and the Hospital Donostia of San Sebastián. The article describes a newly-discovered mechanism through which the hearts of persons with high blood pressure can suffer structural damages, which can impede functioning and provoke cardiac insufficiency in these patients.

The authors designed a blood analysis which detects whether this mechanism is damaging the heart, which in turn makes possible the use of therapeutic techniques to block the mechanism. The article opens a new path for the understanding of cardiac insufficiency in hypertensive patients, as well as early detection and possible prevention of cardiac damage.

5 years after first diagnosis, the survival rate is less than 50%.

As is known, cardiac insufficiency is the clinical situation which results from the majority of chronic cardiac diseases. The prevalence of cardiac insufficiency has been increasing considerably for a number of years, and has come to be an issue of epidemic proportions. Along with the magnitude of the problem, there is also its severity: 5 after initial diagnosis, the survival rate of the patients is below 50%.

The damages caused in the heart by arterial high blood pressure (the so-called hypertensive cardiopathy) constitute the principal cause of cardiac insufficiency, particularly in women of advanced age. For over 15 years, researchers belonging to the CIMA of the University of Navarra have been researching the mechanisms responsible for these damages, as well as means for early detection and effective therapy.



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The Journal of the American College of Cardiology has just published, in its electronic edition, an article by scientists from the CIMA of the University of Navarra and the Hospital Donostia of San Sebastián. The article describes a newly-discovered mechanism through which the hearts of persons with high blood pressure can suffer structural damages, which can impede functioning and provoke cardiac insufficiency in these patients.

Medicineworld.org: Hypertension Provokes Cardiac Insufficiency

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