OTTAWA HEART INSTITUTE AND UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY NEW PATHWAY LINKING THE BRAIN TO HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Discovery Could Eventually Lead to New Treatments for Hypertension and Heart Failure

Ottawa, ON and Baltimore, MD, October 2, 2014— New research by scientists at the Ottawa Heart Institute and the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has uncovered a new pathway by which the brain uses an unusual steroid to control blood pressure. The study, which also suggests new approaches for treating high blood pressure and heart failure, appears today in the journal Public Library of Science (PLOS) One.

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