10 November 2020

Researchers discover important cause of high blood pressure

An international team of scientists has discovered one of the causes of primary hypertension or high blood pressure. In addition, the team, led by researchers from Maastricht University (UM), discovered that this cause could be treated with existing and already registered drugs. Until now, only symptom control has been possible for high blood pressure, because the mechanism that causes primary hypertension, and thus 95 percent of all hypertension cases, is unknown. The results were announced today in the scientific journal PLOS Biology.