essential hypertension

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Noun1.essential hypertension - persistent and pathological high blood pressure for which no specific cause can be found
high blood pressure, hypertension - a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
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Administration of coenzyme Q10 to patients with essential hypertension.
It is clear from familial and longitudinal studies of blood pressure that there is a link between genetic and environmental influences on blood pressure during childhood and the development of essential hypertension.
Various theories regarding risk factors for arterial dissection include common disorders such as essential hypertension and less common connective tissue disorders (1) such as the Marfan and Ehlers Danlos syndromes.
To date, three common genetic variants of the aldosterone synthase gene (CYP11B2) have been identified as possible determinants of high blood pressure in patients with essential hypertension (5,6).
Oksenberg, "Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Improves Essential Hypertension and Quality of Life," Am.
The present study investigates the effectiveness of hypnosis in reducing mild essential hypertension.
In a study-conducted by Kaushik et al, in which mental relaxation and deep breathing methods were implemented by patients with essential hypertension, it was determined that there were statistically significant decreases in systolic and diastolic blood pressure(35).
However, whether in the long term this can also reduce the risk of late complications in people with sustained high blood pressure, otherwise known as essential hypertension, and whether in the long term their anti-hypertensive medication can be reduced remains unresolved, the study by the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) concluded.
Research: The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that consumption of cocoa may simultaneously lower blood pressure, improve endothelial dysfunction and ameliorate insulin resistance in subjects with essential hypertension.
More studied is the transition T2238[right arrow]C in the ANP precursor gene, which has been found to be associated with higher circulating concentrations of ANP in salt-sensitive essential hypertension, with nonfatal myocardial infarction, extent of coronary artery disease and stroke, and left ventricular mass in essential hypertension, although no data are available regarding its role in the HF disease (7,14).

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